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Becoming Lola
Harriet Steel
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Becoming Lola brings to vibrant life the story of how Eliza Gilbert, the daughter of an obscure Ensign in the British Army and his cold Irish wife, became Lola Montez: dancer, courtesan, bigamist, mistress to a king and the nineteenth-century’s most notorious adventuress. Blazing like a female firecracker across the stages and courts of Europe and beyond, she was, for a while, second only to Queen Victoria in fame.


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