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Title The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton : a true story of conjoined twins / Dean Jensen.
Author Jensen, Dean.
Publication Berkeley, CA : Ten Speed Press, [2006]
Copyright date ©2006
Description 1 online resource.
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Contents The Brighton united twins -- A surprising gift for showmanship -- Nowhere else under the sun -- A total absence of synchrony -- Betwixt the two, there ain't so much as a farthing's worth of self-pity -- A slip of mother nature's hand -- Strangely wise and filled with unvoiced thoughts -- The act contains nothing repellent or gruesome -- Not a trifling sum -- By wiles and conceits -- A four-sided love triangle -- Freedom was the most important -- They were just average girls -- How to manage a bride when her sister is present on all occasions -- Too bad only one of them went for boys -- She won't bother us any more than a kitty sleeping on the other pillow -- People get badly hurt by love sometimes -- Be gracious under any circumstances -- Their phone was not going to stop ringing -- Scared, shaking, hungry little puppies -- Those days are now over, over forever.
Summary The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton shares the tumultuous and poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip. Their journey begins in Brighton, England, where they were displayed to the publicf almost frrom the moment of their illegitimate birth. While still toddlers, they were taken to the Australian outback where they were adopted and kept in thrall by a pair of enterprising guardians. Then to the shores of California and the American West, where they graduated from traveling carnivals to the musical variety stage. It was on Broadway that they won the hearts of critics and audiences--especially the men. Along the way they were befriended by Harry Houdini, trouped with Jack Benny, and danced with Bob Hope. But it was for their starring roles in the Tod Browning cult film classic, Freaks, that the Hilton sisters are perhaps best remembered.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Online resource; title from PDF EPUB MobiPocket title page (OverDrive, viewed Jan. 22, 2013).
Subject Hilton, Daisy, 1908-1969.
Hilton, Violet, 1908-1969.
Entertainers -- United States -- Biography.
Conjoined twins -- United States -- Biography.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Hilton, Daisy, 1908-1969. (OCoLC)fst01662688
Hilton, Violet, 1908-1969. (OCoLC)fst01662689
Conjoined twins. (OCoLC)fst00875301
Entertainers. (OCoLC)fst00912655
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Electronic books.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: 1580087582 (OCoLC)73700541
ISBN 9780307814777 (electronic bk.)
0307814777 (electronic bk.)
1299161316 (electronic bk.)
9781299161313 (electronic bk.)

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