The Resource Before & after : the incredible story of the real-life Mrs Wilson, Alison Wilson

Before & after : the incredible story of the real-life Mrs Wilson, Alison Wilson

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Before & after : the incredible story of the real-life Mrs Wilson
Title
Before & after
Title remainder
the incredible story of the real-life Mrs Wilson
Statement of responsibility
Alison Wilson
Title variation
Before and after
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aged nineteen, Alison McKelvie was a self-confessed romantic, immersed in books and poetry, and dreaming of beauty, truth and love. In 1940, whilst working as a secretary at MI6, Alison met Alexander Wilson. Thirty years her senior, Alexander was worldly and charismatic. An intense affair quickly led to marriage and two children. But the Wilsons' lives then spiralled into the depths of poverty. Alexander was sacked, imprisoned twice, and then declared bankrupt. His lack of reliability was a hefty emotional burden for Alison to bear. Nevertheless, she loved her husband unreservedly and stuck by him through thick and thin. In 1963, Alexander died suddenly of a heart attack. Alison's world imploded when she discovered that their life together had been built upon layer after layer of deception. Who was Alexander Wilson? How well had Alison really known him? Slowly the lies were unravelled: Alexander had been a novelist, spy and, devastatingly, a bigamist
Biography type
autobiography
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1920-2005
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Wilson, Alison
Dewey number
941.082092
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wilson, Alison
  • Wilson, Alexander
  • Great Britain
  • Secretaries
  • Widows
  • Deception
  • Bigamy
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Before & after : the incredible story of the real-life Mrs Wilson, Alison Wilson
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xvii, 170 pages
Isbn
9781472132352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Before & after : the incredible story of the real-life Mrs Wilson, Alison Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
xvii, 170 pages
Isbn
9781472132352
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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