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Almost Famous Women - Stories

Megan Mayhew Bergman

The fascinating lives of the characters in Almost Famous Women have mostly been forgotten, but their stories are burning to be told. Nearly every story in this dazzling collection is based on a woman who attained some celebrity - she raced speed boats or was a conjoined twin in show business; a reclusive painter of renown; a member of the first all-female, integrated swing band. We see Lord Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde’s troubled niece, Dolly; West With the Night author Beryl Markham; Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sister, Norma. These extraordinary stories travel the world, explore the past (and delve into the future), and portray fiercely independent women defined by their acts of bravery, creative impulses, and sometimes reckless decisions.

The fascinating lives of the characters in Almost Famous Women have mostly been forgotten, but their stories are burning to be told. Nearly every story in this dazzling collection is based on a woman who attained some celebrity - she raced speed boats or was a conjoined twin in show business; a reclusive painter of renown; a member of the first all-female, integrated swing band. We see Lord Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde’s troubled niece, Dolly; West With the Night author Beryl Markham; Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sister, Norma. These extraordinary stories travel the world, explore the past (and delve into the future), and portray fiercely independent women defined by their acts of bravery, creative impulses, and sometimes reckless decisions.
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The fascinating lives of the characters in Almost Famous Women have mostly been forgotten, but their stories are burning to be told. Nearly every story in this dazzling collection is based on a woman who attained some celebrity - she raced speed boats or was a conjoined twin in show business; a reclusive painter of renown; a member of the first all-female, integrated swing band. We see Lord Byron’s illegitimate daughter, Allegra; Oscar Wilde’s troubled niece, Dolly; West With the Night author Beryl Markham; Edna St. Vincent Millay’s sister, Norma. These extraordinary stories travel the world, explore the past (and delve into the future), and portray fiercely independent women defined by their acts of bravery, creative impulses, and sometimes reckless decisions.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lesa Lockford

Length:

5h 59m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:34


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:30


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:42


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:56


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:19


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:01


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:44


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:56


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:36


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:43


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:22


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:20


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:57


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:37


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:46


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:50


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:48


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:03


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:21


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:23


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:24


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

00:12


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:27


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:26


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:02


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:45


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:47


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:09


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

00:40