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A monkey among crocodiles : the life, loves and lawsuits of Mrs Georgina Weldon

@inproceedings{Thompson2000AMA,
  title={A monkey among crocodiles : the life, loves and lawsuits of Mrs Georgina Weldon},
  author={Brian Thompson},
  year={2000}
}
Georgina Weldon was born in 1837 and, although almost no one will have heard of her, the only talent she really had was for self-advertisement. She is one of the great undiscovered and unsung eccentrics of the 19th-century. Her ego was monstrous and manifested itself in the 6-volume record of her life which she sold through a spiritualistic medium. Her garrulous work was composed in a convent cell in Gisors where she lived with her pet monkey Titilehee. She was born to parents on the margins of… 
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