Monday, August 22, 2005

Fraulein Kampf

"It cannot have been easy for the newly married Winifred to assert herself in the Wagner household, presided over by the ageing, eccentric Cosima, a blackly comic figure with a will of iron and a pet parrot which mimicked the way she glugged her bedtime beer".

At home with the Wagners - Lucasta Miller reviews Brigitte Hamann's biography of Winifred Wagner.

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