The Diary of Opal Whiteley
Publish date: August 28th 1997
Publisher: September Productions Inc
Pages no: 291
Edition language: English
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who was Opal Whiteley? child prodigy, mystical nature writer, charlatan, fraud, illegitimate daughter of the Prince of Orleans, misunderstood child in turn-of-the-century Washington state, dangerous guy-magnet in colonial India, mentally unbalanced ward of an English institution, victim, or visionar...
I'm not going to give this a rating because I didn't read the main body of the book containing Opal's diary. I only read Benjamin Hoff's biography of Opal at the beginning and his additional information at the close of the book. Opal was certainly a precocious child. I admire her love of nature and ...
Opal Whiteley, born in 1897 in the USA, wrote an extraordinary book and was at the heart of an unsolved mystery. Writer Melanie McFadyean explores Whiteley's childhood in an Oregon lumber village and her rise to fame in America, her exotic adventures and many years in British asylum, where she died ...
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