Category: Historical Fiction
Author: Harriet Steel
Becoming Lola is the extraordinary, true story of a remarkable woman. Hell-bent on wringing every drop of excitement from life and love, Lola Montez, the 19th century’s most notorious adventuress, refused to be hampered by the conventions of her day, whatever the cost. Reputed to have taken hundreds of lovers, including the King of Bavaria and the composer, Franz Liszt, she was a dancer, an actress, an intrepid traveller and a business woman. In her short life, she blazed like a firecracker through the courts and capitals of Europe, becoming the second most famous woman in the western world after Queen Victoria.