Jehanne Wake Historical Biographer

youtubevideoAnnapolis Book Festival panel on Ladies Ahead of Their Time with author Jehanne Wake Sisters of Fortune.

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Jehanne Wake is an author, historian, royal expert and broadcaster.

"A model biographer, literate accurate and exceptionally well informed" - The Observer

"a fascinating tale. … Wake's truly remarkable accomplishment is to succeed in tracing 'the filmy threads of women's influence’ in high society on both sides of the Atlantic through more than six decades” - The New York Times 

"I found Sisters of Fortune absolutely fascinating…I could not have enjoyed it more. I envy the people who have still to read it" - Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey

"An outstanding biographer" Irish Times


BBC Radio 4 "Women's Hour" interview Listen here..

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