THE BIG, BOLD ADVENTUROUS LIFE OF LAVINIA WARREN

 

Available September 4, 2018. Order today from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, IndieBound or Chicago Review Press.

Lavnia Warren never let her height -- or lack of it -- prevent her from leading an adventurous life. Although she never grew taller than a yard stick, she became a teacher, a world traveler, and a beloved entertainer. 


On February 12, 1863, she married Charles Stratton. Over 2,000 people cheered the little people as they left the New York City church. Both bride and groom were less than 32 inches tall. Their wedding has been called the first “celebrity wedding.” In the midst of the Civil War, the “fairy wedding” gave people hope that love flourishes even in the worst of time.