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A well-written book about a very dubious woman.
on 12 July 2015
An obviously well written and researched book, and all the 'information' is there for those who want to know more about this nasty little woman.
She might have been a reasonably good harpsichordist (over adulated however for being a pioneer in the field), but old Violet Woodhouse was
spoilt, vain, indulged, greedy, selfish, an immoral loose woman with hosts of male and female lovers: materialistic, jumped up, snobbish,
ruthless, and with a massive underlying inferiority complex deriving from her inherent extremely plain looks. She was by no means a beautiful woman,
but by lavishing jewels, 'haute-couture', beautiful houses, and just about everything else available in this world, upon herself, she somehow
compensated and made up for this lack! The most disgraceful thing of all was the way she treated her husband's cousin, John Drinkwater;
robbing him of his inheritance, and in effect ruining his life...........and, of course, those of many others. Violet Woodhouse is a woman who I
shall easily dismiss now, and completely forget about...........