The Llangollen Ladies: The Story of Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby, Known as the Ladies of Llangollen
Originally published in 1936 as Chase of the Wild Goose, and now back in print in paper, this thinly-veiled biographical novel is the fascinating story of two women who decided to live lift their own way. Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Sarah Ponsonby were certainly an odd pair. Born to noble Irish families in the mid-18th century, they departed in 1778 -- flew like wild geese -- to Wales, where they settled together in a stone cottage. They moved in local society, received successions of distinguished visitors, espoused electricity, and made it their business to become a legend in their lifetime. They transformed their house (which still stands today) and created a Glen behind it, with timber bridges, pools, and cascades. They were determined to become cultural legends in their new adopted country, and did.
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