The surprising life of Constance Spry / Sue Shephard.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: London : Pan, 2011.
ISBN: 9780330544221 (pbk.) : 0330544225 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Macmillan, 2010.
This is the story of Constance Spry, who began her life teaching slum children and ended it creating the floral displays for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Along the way, she escaped a violent marriage, had a lengthy affair with a cross-dressing lesbian artist and built a hugely successful business as a society florist.
xviii, 350 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 20 cm.
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