Not born with a natural gift for acting, she soon became an adept student, then a curiosity, finally a triumph.
Forming her own company and proving herself a good business woman the same way she'd conquered the stage,
by starting in at the bottom and working hard (and not being sfraid to ask for advice from wealthy friends)
she was able to tour both England and the United States for over thirty years, eventually retiring to Monaco.
During her travels Lillie Langtry came into contact with numerous men and women who are now legends
(Oscar Wilde, Sarah Berhardt, Calamity Jane, George Bernard Shaw, P.T. Barnum, U.S. Grant, Mark Twain).
It is unclear how much of the book is taken from Langtry's own diaries, letters, etc. (if any) but author
Donna Lee Harper has done a fascinating job of reconstructing the "Jersy Lily" and her travels through time.