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Lois Sturt : Wild Child : The Flapper of Flappers

Lois Sturt's biographer, William Cross, FSA Scot provides an illustrated talk on the dazzling Hon. Lois Ian Sturt, Viscountess Tredegar, the flapper of all flappers

From the age of the flapper, with vivid yarns of those Bright Young Things comes the poignant tale of British high society wild child, the Honourable Lois Ina Sturt, a dazzling, single minded,one-off personality who was dead by the age of 37. Sibling of the enigmatic, hedonistic peer Lord ‘Naps’ Alington, the family pile was the magical Crichel Estate in Dorset. The blond, tubercular Naps was matched only in devil may care attitude by his younger sister Lois, a delectable, quixotic creature,an accomplished actress and dancer, a clever painter who studied at the Slade School of Art and had her own art studio in Chelsea. She also became a successful race horse owner and breeder of Great Danes. But Lois’ story is largely untold. She was deemed “fast” and “high-spirited”: Lois wanted to knock the stuffing out of convention and achieved this by engaging in several long love affairs, generally with older, married men. She was for four years the lover of the much older Reggie Herbert, 15th Earl of Pembroke, and an intimate around the string of unapproved-of good-time girls chasing Prince George, the ill-fated Duke of Kent. In 1928 Lois entered into an arranged, madcap marriage de convenance with the homosexual Hon. Evan Frederic Morgan, heir to the Viscount Tredegar and died suddenly in Budapest in 1937, a victim of long years of alcohol abuse and insane slimming treatments. Author of previous titles on several forgotten Society figures of the 1920s and 1930s,


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Date and Time:

15 April 2015 at 2:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Newport Hard of Hearing Club
c/o Riverfront Theatre
NP20 1HG

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William Cross, FSA Scot is the author ( or co-author ) of FIVE books on the Morgans of Tredegar House, Newport, South Wales. His latest book is Lois Sturt, Wild Child, A Glance at the Hon. Lois Ina Sturt, Viscountess Tredegar

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