Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?

Who the Hell Is Pansy O’Hara?

The Fascinating Stories Behind 50 of the World’s Best-LovedBooks

Written by: Jenny Bond
Written by: Chris Sheedy

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781440639425
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


The captivating stories behind fifty of the greatest authors and their most famous literary creations

Before Who the Hell is Pansy O?Hara ?, there had never been a single volume that explored the backstories of so many of the greatest books in the English language. A work sure to captivate all lovers of language and literature, it reveals in short, pithy chapters, the lives, loves, motivations, and quirky, fascinating details involving fifty of the best-loved books of the Western world.
? When stacked up, the original manuscript of Gone With the Wind stood taller than Margaret Mitchell, its 4′ 9 1/2″ author
? Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, was part of the Allied team that cracked the Nazi?s Enigma code
? Leo Tolstoy?s wife copied War and Peace by hand . . . seven times

From The Great Gatsby to Harper Lee, from Jaws to J. K . Rowling, Who the Hell Is Pansy O?Hara? offers an entertaining and informative journey through the minds of writers and the life experiences that took these amazing works from notion to novel.
Who the Hell Is Pansy O'Hara?

Who the Hell Is Pansy O’Hara?

Written by: Jenny Bond, Written by: Chris Sheedy