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Souhami, Diana

Works: 51 works in 307 publications in 7 languages and 7,813 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Cookbooks  Fiction  Historical fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Romance fiction  Domestic fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Author, pre, Author of introduction, win
Classifications: PS3537.T323, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diana Souhami
Selkirk's Island : the true and strange adventures of the real Robinson Crusoe by Diana Souhami( Book )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an account of the life and experiences of Alexander Selkirk, whose adventures and solitary struggle for survival after being marooned on a desert island inspired Daniel Defoe's classic novel "Robinson Crusoe."
Gertrude and Alice by Diana Souhami( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas were major cultural figures in 1920s Paris, photographed by Man Ray and Cecil Beaton, painted by Picasso, and written about by Hemingway. Alice was convinced from her first meeting with Gertrude that she was in the presence of genius, and dedicated herself to seeing Gertrude get the recognition that genius deserved
Mrs. Keppel and her daughter by Diana Souhami( Book )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An electrifying study of Mrs. Keppel-- famously King Edward VII's mistress-- and her daughter Violet Trefusis-- notoriously Vita Sackville-West's lover."--Daily Telegraph (London)
The trials of Radclyffe Hall by Diana Souhami( Book )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radclyffe Hall turned the literary establishment of England upside down when The Well of Loneliness was published. Put on trial under the Obscene Publications Act, she was spurned by the Bloomsbury set, including Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, both of whom once had lesbian relationships themselves. Radclyffe Hall, however, was always a controversial figure. Born in 1880, she was an unwanted child who at age fifteen, upon her fathers death, inherited more than three hundred thousand dollars. She immediately liberated herself from her family and began to affect the manners and demeanor of a young man. She was a political reactionary, a Catholic convert, a member of the Society for Physical Research, and an aggressive and successful conqueror of a series of women as her lovers. This major new biography by Diana Souhami, will stand for decades to come as the definitive look at one of the twentieth century's most intriguing characters
Wild girls : Paris, Sappho, and art -- the lives and loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks by Diana Souhami( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wild Girls is the critically acclaimed true story of two wealthy American heiresses---one an artist, the other a writer---whose stormy, passionate love affair captivated Paris's salon set between the wars. Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks were rich, American, eccentric, and grandly lesbian. They met in Paris in 1915, and their relationship lasted more than fifty years, despite infidelity, separation, and temperamental differences. Romaine Brooks, a painter, was the product of an unhappy childhood and trusted no one but Natalie. Natalie Barney was passionate about life, sex, and love. Her Friday afternoon salons, attended by Gertrude Stein, and Colette and Edith Sitwell, were a magnet for social introductions and cultural innovations. Drawing from letters, papers, and paintings, Diana Souhami, the award-winning author of Mrs. Keppel and Her Daughter, re-creates the lives and loves of this pair of dazzling and wild women."--Publisher's website
Edith Cavell by Diana Souhami( Book )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Cavell was born on 4th December 1865, daughter of the vicar of Swardeston in Norfolk, and shot in Brussels on 12th October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border. Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and abroad, before training as a nurse in London in 1895. To Edith, nursing was a duty, a vocation, but above all a service. By 1907, she had travelled most of Europe and become matron of her own hospital in Belgium, where, under her leadership, a ramshackle hospital with few staff and little organization became a model nursing school. When war broke out, Edith helped soldiers to escape the war by giving them jobs in her hospital, finding clothing and organizing safe passage into Holland. In all, she assisted over two hundred men. When her secret work was discovered, Edith was put on trial and sentenced to death by firing squad. She uttered only 130 words in her defense. A devout Christian, the evening before her death, she asked to be remembered as a nurse, not a hero or a martyr, and prayed to be fit for heaven. When news of Edith's death reached Britain, army recruitment doubled. After the war, Edith's body was returned to the UK by train and every station through which the coffin passed was crowded with mourners. Diana Souhami brings one of the Great War's finest heroes to life in this biography of a hardworking, courageous and independent woman
Gwendolen : a novel by Diana Souhami( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gwendolen Harleth, an exceptionally beautiful upper-class Englishwoman, is gambling boldly at a resort when she catches the eye of a handsome, pensive gentleman. His gaze unnerves her, and she loses her winnings. The next day, she learns that her widowed mother and younger sisters, for whom she is financially responsible, have lost their family's fortune. As a young woman in the 1860s with only her looks to serve her, Gwendolen's options are few, so when Henleigh Grandcourt, a wealthy aristocrat, proposes to her, she accepts, despite her discovery of an alarming secret about his past"
Greta and Cecil by Diana Souhami( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Hungarian and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dual biography that reveals the secret life and the extraordinary relationship of Hollywood's legendary pair: Greta Garbo and Cecil Beaton, celebrated Hollywood photographer who immortalized her image
Gluck, 1895-1978 : her biography by Diana Souhami( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over deze schilderes, waarin veel aandacht voor haar onaagepaste gedrag en stormachtige affaires met society-dames
Murder at Wrotham Hill by Diana Souhami( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagmar, a gentle, eccentric spinster, was the embodiment of Austerity Britain¡s prudence and thrift. Her murderer Harold Hagger, with his litany of petty crimes, abandoned wives, sloughed-off identities and army desertions, was its opposite. With their characters so indelibly marked, their tragic meeting seemed in some way destined. Featuring England¡s first celebrity policeman, Fabian of the Yard, the celebrated forensic scientist, Keith Simpson, and history's most famous and dedicated hangman, Albert Pierrepoint, this is a gripping and deeply moving account of true crime by one of our most acclaimed writers
A woman's place : the changing picture of women in Britain by Diana Souhami( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dit boek wordt, door middel van teksten bij foto's, geschetst wat de Britse vrouwenbeweging tot nu toe (zijnde de uitgavedatum, 1986) heeft kunnen verwezenlijken. Met onder andere een bijdrage over het Britse onderwijs voor vrouwen, waarin veel aandacht wordt besteed aan de strijd die vrouwen hebben moeten leveren om toegelaten te worden tot de universiteiten
Gluck : her biography by Diana Souhami( )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As stubborn as she was gifted, as fierce as she was tender, and notorious for her mannish dress that was provocative and chic in equal measure, Gluck was an artist and a rebel. Born Hannah Gluckstein in 1895 into the family that founded the J. Lyons & Co. catering company, she had passionate affairs with society women such as Constance Spry and exhibited her portraits, flower paintings and landscapes in 'one man' shows that captivated the beau monde of the 1920s and 30s. But Gluck's success was never unmixed with controversy: at the height of her fame she stopped working, caught in a bitter campaign over the quality of artists' materials, and her personal life was rarely less than torrid
Three lives & tender buttons by Gertrude Stein( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Lives Three short stories comprise Gertrude Stein's first significant work, each a psychological portrait of a different woman. "The Good Anna" is a kindly but domineering German servant. "The Gentle Lena" apathetically endures her miserable life until she dies in childbirth. "Melanctha" is a young Black woman learning about sexuality and love. Different as they may be, all three women are bound by poverty'and all three face the restrictions of class, race, and sex with resignation. Tender Buttons Stein spoke of maintaining a "continuous present," comprised of "moments of consciousness," independent of time and memory. Nowhere is this more clear than in her prose poems Tender Buttons. Their repetitive sentences, juxtaposition of sounds, and simple language connote this continuous presence. To live in this state is "to begin again and again," to "use everything." Each of the three sections, "Objects," "Food," and "Rooms," employs both this repetition and disjointed words to build images. Prose poetry at its most abstract expression, Tender Buttons "is to writing'what cubism is to art." (W.G. Rogers)
Wild girls : Natalie Barney and Romaine Brooks by Diana Souhami( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bakst : the Rothschild panels of the Sleeping beauty by Diana Souhami( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie & Romaine by Diana Souhami( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie Barney, 'the wild girl of Cincinnati', and Romaine Brooks were both rich, American and grandly lesbian. They met in Paris in 1915 and their tempestuous affair lasted more than fifty years. By the end of their lives together, Natalie and Romaine had entertained, slept with, fallen in love with, tutored or tortured a range of figures including Gertrude Stein, Colette, Edith Sitwell, Gabriele d'Annunzio and the ballerina Ida Rubinstein. But among this tumult there was an enduring and loving relationship that supported a liberating spirit of culture, style and candour. In this vivid double biography, Souhami writes with complexity and skill, drawing the reader into a different world and capturing for ever her subjects' extraordinary lives
Gertrude und Alice : Gertrude Stein und Alice B. Toklas by Diana Souhami( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alice B. Toklas cook book by Alice B Toklas( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of traditional French recipes ... [and] memories of Paris ... and of rural France, Spain, and America"--Page 4 of cover
Les folles aventures du vrai Robinson Crusoé by Diana Souhami( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

D. Souhami analyse le modèle littéraire de Robinson Crusoé, à partir de la figure d'Alexander Selkirk, jeune Ecossais débarqué par des flibustiers sur une île déserte et récupéré quatre ans plus tard par un autre équipage de corsaires. L'auteure décrypte les récits de voyages de pirates et d'explorateurs, les rapports de tribunaux pour mieux comprendre le visage social de Robinson
L'isola di Selkirk by Diana Souhami( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Selkirk's Island : the true and strange adventures of the real Robinson Crusoe
Gertrude and AliceMrs. Keppel and her daughterThe trials of Radclyffe HallWild girls : Paris, Sappho, and art -- the lives and loves of Natalie Barney and Romaine BrooksEdith CavellGreta and CecilGluck, 1895-1978 : her biographyGluck : her biography
Alternative Names
Diana Souhami British writer

Diana Souhami escriptora britànica

Diana Souhami escritora británica

Diana Souhami schrijfster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk

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