- Jenkins, Elizabeth
Ten Fascinating Women
Odhams Press Limited, London, 1955, Cloth, , First Edition, Good /No Jacket
208 pp. index, frontis, 8 plates. Plates are printed on both sides. Corners rubbed, back board warped. Splits at top and bottom of spine, greatest being 1/4 inch. Spine darkened, gilt lettering somewhat visible. Binding is still holding, endpapers whole. The ten women are Martha Ray; Elizabeth Tudor; Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough; Fair Rosamond; Elizabeth Inchbald; Becky Wells; Harriette Wilson; Lady Blessington; The Duchess of Lauderdale; and Mary Fitton. Fair Rosamond and Mary Fitton have no portraits, as published. Elizabeth Tudor is represented before her chapter as well as in the frontispiece. 'The best fairy-tales are psychological parables and one of them perfectly illustrates the life of Sarah Churchill. The good fairies gave her beauty, intelligence and many virutes; they added power, wealth, fame and a happy marriage with a husband she adored, who was a national hero. The bad fairy threw in an overbearing temper, which nearly undid the effects of all the rest.'