Ann O’Neill

In November 1934 during a visit to Stanway House in Gloucestershire, Ian met 21-year-old Lady O’Neill (née Ann Charteris).  Looking back at her first impressions of Ian, Ann recalled, ‘I thought Ian original and entertaining.  He was immensely attractive and had enormous charm.  He was totally unlike anyone else I had ever met.’  It wasn’t until 1939 that the two embarked upon a long-lasting love affair.

Ann in the late 1940s

‘I thought Ian original and entertaining.  He was immensely attractive and had enormous charm.  He was totally unlike anyone else I had ever met.’

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