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14 May 2023



the mother of Oscar Wilde, Lady Wilde,was also a writer and poet (who wrote under the penname Speranza). Her life was not without scandal and heartbreak (as were that of her two sons and husband). She died penniless, with her funeral paid for by Oscar (who was not allowed a visit from her while he was imprisoned)


Mail Adventures said...

I didn't know about her being a writer too. The stamp is lovely.

Some women here.

violet s said...

I forgot earlier to look up the illustrator. He is Brian Cronin.

Joy said...

Didn't know anything about her.Her life story would make a fascinating film. Love the Speranza crown.
My women are here

viridian said...

Here is my contribution:

violet s said...

oh yes, I would watch that!