A Circle of Sisters
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A Circle of Sisters : Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin

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The Macdonald sisters -- Alice, Georgiana, Agnes and Louisa -- started life among the ranks of the lower-middle classes, with little prospect of social advancement. But as wives and mothers they made a single family of the poet Rudyard Kipling, the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones, Edward Poynter, President of the Royal Academy, and the Prime Minister, Stanley Baldwin. In telling their remarkable story, Judith Flanders displays the fluidity of Victorian society, and explores the life of the family in the 19th century.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 122 x 196 x 32mm | 322.06g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • illustrations, tables, portraits, notes, index
  • 0140284893
  • 9780140284898
  • 223,584

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"Drive[s] a four-horse chariot through the nineteenth century.... I have enjoyed this book more than I can say."show more

About Judith Flanders

Judith Flanders is a freelance journalist and writer. This is her first book for Viking. Previously, she worked in publishing and for the National Portrait Gallery. She lives in London, NW5.show more

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