Pages: 576 pages
Size: Paperback, 6 X 9 inches
In this unusual biography, Michael Menager coaxes from the shadows of history ?ve women who devoted themselves to the greatness of a genius in their lives. At times the book reads like a love story, at other times an adventure, but throughout, their five lives intertwine to tell one story of selfless devotion and a greatness that doesn’t crave recognition.
This book covers the lives and works of Maria Nhys (wife of Aldous Huxley), Françoise Gilot (mistress of Pablo Picasso), Véra Nabokov (wife of Vladimir Nabokov), Helen Dukas (secretary to Albert Einstein), and Isabel Burton (wife and partner of Sir Richard Burton).