Friday, March 16, 2012

I A R Wylie Born On March 16th

Ida Alexa Ross Wylie was born March 1th, 1885 in Melbourne, Australia. The Wylie family moved to London when she was three and her mother died shortly afterwards. After years of being home schooled by her father, she was sent to a Belgian finishing school and moved to the US in 1917. Her novel titled "My Life with George"  was ahead of  its time, in that it honestly depicted a life shared with someone other than a husband; George being another woman: Dr S Josephine Baker, a public health specialist famous for tracking down "Typhoid Mary".

Project Gutenberg has several Wylie novels, not "My Life with George". And then there's Wikipedia.

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