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Frances Osborne
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Frances Osborne was born in London and studied philosophy and modern languages at Oxford University. She is the author of Lilla’s Feast and The Bolter. Her articles have appeared in The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Independent, the Daily Mail, and Vogue. She lives in London with her husband, George Osborne, and their two children.

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The Bolter

Written by Frances Osborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $15.95

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

In an age of bolters—women who broke the rules and fled their marriages—Idina Sackville was the most celebrated of them all. Her relentless affairs, wild sex parties, and brazen flaunting of convention shocked high society and inspired countless writers and artists, from Nancy... Read more >
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The Bolter

Written by Frances Osborne


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $11.99

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Lilla's Feast
One Woman's True Story of Love and War in the Orient
Written by Frances Osborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $15.95

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Lilla's Feast
One Woman's True Story of Love and War in the Orient
Written by Frances Osborne


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Park Lane

Written by Frances Osborne


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $15.95

The bestselling author of The Bolter returns with a delicious novel about two determined women whose lives collide in the halls of a pedigreed London town home.

When eighteen-year-old Grace Carlisle arrives in London in 1914, she’s unable to fulfill her family's ambitions and find a position as an office secretary. Lying... Read more >
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Park Lane

Written by Frances Osborne


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $11.99

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