The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins

The Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins

by Dean Jensen

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Overview

The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the 20th century. Daisy and Violet and an unforgettable cast of show-business characters come alive on the pages of this carefully researched and sensitively written biography.

Reviews

"Jensen's book is a testament to the fickleness of the entertainment world."
-Tampa Bay Tribune

"It is an affecting story, gently and honestly told without frills, without sensation. In Jensen's hands, the twins are always human, individuals, never freaks joined at the hips as the world saw them after their birth in 1908. . . Here, their story is pure."
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307814777
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 12/12/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 21,783
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

DEAN JENSEN is a former journalist who owns and manages an art gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Lives and Loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
jessicak922 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. Dean Jensen takes the reader on a remarkable journey through the lives of Daisy and Violet Hilton, Siamese twins joined together from birth. From their early days of being exploited as sideshow freaks to working as performers on the vaudeville stages, from county fairs to Hollywood, you'll learn about these amazing sisters as well as gain a glimpse of what life is like for conjoined twins. The Hilton sisters experienced both triumph and tragedy throughout their lives, they gained their freedom from those who only wanted to take advantage of them while on the other hand, they were swindled numerous times and lost their fortune. I also really enjoyed learning the history of showbusiness during the first half of the 1900's through the eyes of Daisy and Violet. I highly recommend this book.
RisingSun96815 More than 1 year ago
Much higher-brow than I expected. Great history of these phenomenal sisters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Starts out interesting but so repititious. They had horrible lives, but after awhile you just want it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very+interesting+but+also+sad.++Worth+reading.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stinks