My Wife's the Least of It

William Gerhardie
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ISBN 9780571246397 Format Paperback
Published 30/10/2008 Length 548 pages

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The story of My Wife's the Least of It centres on Mr Baldridge, a one-time novelist married to a mad millionairess. He becomes a respected figure and, by his 61st birthday, can congratulate himself on reaching a disciplined, discreet maturity. Then an early novel of his - Dixie - is recognized as a possibility for a film ... and Mr Baldridge's hard-won philosophical calm is threatened by the endless vicissitudes and absurdities of the film industry.
  • About William Gerhardie

    William Alexander Gerhardie was born in St Petersburg, Russia, in 1895. As a young man he went to London and, when the First World War broke out, joined the army. He was first sent to Russia and later travelled the world before beginning to write. Futility (1922), his first novel, was sponsored by Katherine Mansfield, and other notable works of his include The Polyglots (1925) and Of Mortal Love (1936). Gerhardie's writing was acclaimed as an influence on many of his peers, including Anthony Powell, H. G. Wells, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and Olivia Manning. He died in London in 1977.

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