As most of you know by now, I am a great fan of the trend to Novelise history and persons of historical consequence, I think that it opens up history in a way that is more relevant to modern day needs and encourages people to read what they might not.
Frank Lloyd Wright is an Architect of huge renown both in the times he lived and equally in our time.
He was a tricky, complicated and very gifted man who tipped both his and Mamah Cheney's lives on end when he allowed a mutual infatuation to become much more, scandalising the society they lived in and rupturing their families.
It is this relationship that is the focus of Horan's well researched and readable book. A love story that should never have been, Wright was married with children,Cheney likewise...Cheney's husband convinced her to engage Wright to design their new home and signed off unwittingly on his marriage.