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Biographer and historian Emily Bingham delivers a must-listen account of the incredible life of Henrietta Bingham in Irrepressible.

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Raised like a princess in one of the most powerful families in the American South, Henrietta Bingham was offered the helm of a publishing empire. Instead, she ripped through the Jazz Age like an F. Scott Fitzgerald character. In New York, Louisville, and London, she drove both men and women wild with desire, and her youth blazed with sex. But her love affairs with women made her the subject of derision, and she suffered from years of addiction and breakdowns. Perhaps most painfully, she became a source of embarrassment for her family. But forebears can become fairy-tale figures, especially when they defy tradition and are spoken of only in whispers. For biographer Emily Bingham, the secret of who her great-aunt was, and just why her story was concealed for so long, led to Irrepressible.

Henrietta rode the cultural cusp as a muse to the Bloomsbury Group, the daughter of the ambassador to the United Kingdom during the rise of Nazism, and a pre-Stonewall figure who never buckled to convention. Henrietta's audacious physicality made her unforgettable in her own time, and her ecstatic and harrowing life serves as an astonishing reminder of the stories lying buried in our own families.

"Deeply researched, Bingham's engrossing biography brings her glamorous, tormented ancestor vividly to life." ---Kirkus Starred Review

"With rich detail, historian Bingham renders a portrait of an unforgettable woman long buried in her family history." ---Booklist

"A fascinating glimpse into Southern LGBT history and another angle on the exploits of the Bloomsbury Group." ---Library Journal

"Impeccably read by actress Christina Delaine." ---Library Journal Audio Review
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Irrepressible

The Jazz Age Life of Henrietta Bingham

Author Emily Bingham

Narrated by Christina Delaine

Publication date Nov 17, 2015

Running time 11 hrs

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