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BOMBAY ANNA: THE REAL STORY AND REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF THE KING AND I GOVERNESS

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BOMBAY ANNA: THE REAL STORY AND REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF THE KING AND I GOVERNESS

BOMBAY ANNA: THE REAL STORY AND REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF THE KING AND I GOVERNESS

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Synopsis: BOMBAY ANNA: THE REAL STORY AND REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF THE KING AND I GOVERNESS

If you think you know the story of Anna in The King and I, think again. As this riveting biography shows, the real life of Anna Leonowens was far more fascinating than the beloved story of the Victorian governess who went to work for the King of Siam. To write this definitive account, Susan Morgan traveled around the globe and uncovered facts that have eluded researchers for years.Anna was born a poor, mixed-race army brat in India, and what followed is an extraordinary nineteenth-century story of savvy self-invention, wild adventure, and far-reaching influence. At a time when most women stayed at home, Anna Leonowens traveled all over the world, witnessed some of the most fascinating events of the Age of Empire, and became a well-known travel writer, journalist, teacher, and lecturer. She remains the only foreigner to have ever spent significant time inside the royal harem of Siam.Anna emigrated to the United States, where she mingled with Atlantic Monthly literati; crossed the entire expanse of Russia on her own just before the Bolshevik revolution; settled in Canada, where she raised eight children and publicly defended the rights of women and the working class. In addition to telling this inspiring story in full for the first time, Bombay Anna gives an engrossing account of how and why Anna became an icon of American culture in The King and I and its many adaptations.

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ISBN 9789749511909
Weight 0.32
Publisher SILKWORM BOOKS
Book Size (cm.) 140 x 210 x 20
Language English
Number of Pages 321

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If you think you know the story of Anna in The King and I, think again. As this riveting biography shows, the real life of Anna Leonowens was far more fascinating than the beloved story of the Victorian governess who went to work for the King of Siam. To write this definitive account, Susan Morgan traveled around the globe and uncovered facts that have eluded researchers for years.Anna was born a poor, mixed-race army brat in India, and what followed is an extraordinary nineteenth-century story of savvy self-invention, wild view all

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MORGAN, SUSAN

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A best-selling English author of Chick lit genre. She was born near Liverpool to a Manx mother and Yorkshire father. Her Chick lit novels, written under the pen name of Zoe Barnes, include, Bouncing Back, Bumps, Hitched, Hot Property, Ex-Appeal, Love Bug, and Just Married. She also wrote erotic fantasy and vampire novels under the names Sophie Danson, Valentina Cilescu, and Anastasia Dubois. She also translated French novels (including those of Christian Jacq) under the pen name of Sue Dyson.Morgan was a singer (mezzo-soprano) and had been a member of Equity. She suffered from Tolosa Hunt Syndrome and Marinesco–Sjögren syndrome. Suffering from depression, Morgan committed suicide while on holiday in the Isle of Man in 2009 at the age of 52. She was survived by her husband Simon Morgan.

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