I have recently enjoyed biographies of Nancy Mitford (author), Josephine Baker (1920s exotic dancer turned war spy), Lady Murasaki (10th-century Japanese writer and Imperial lady-in-waiting), Marilyn Monroe and Coco Chanel, and would like some more ideas of women who have had interesting or inspiring lives, who I may not have heard about please!
I'm not interested in: self-plugging authors, `real people' biographies (I want a bit of glamour!), misery memoirs, modern celebs, sporting achievements or anything too political. Sorry to be so picky!
Thanks very much!
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