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The Short Life And Long Times Of Mrs. Beeton - Kathryn Hughes

Fourth Estate, 2005, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Reprint. [First: Same Year] Isabella Beeton was not quite the familiar matronly figure that has kept her name resonating over the past 150 years. She was actually only twenty-one when she sat down to write The Book of Household Management, with just six months’ experience of running her own home behind her. Instead of presiding over a well-run town house or country manor, Isabella and her charismatic husband Sam lived in a suburban semi with a single maid-of-all-work. Crucial new material unearthed by Kathryn Hughes shows a woman struggling with every kind of trauma — bankruptcy, sexual scandal and a bitter family feud that lasted over a century. In this warm, elegant and expertly researched biography, Kathryn Hughes shines a light into the chasm that lay between Mrs Beeton's private and public life, and explores just how a young woman who died at the age of twenty-eight managed to become one of the most powerful cultural icons of all time.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: 525
ISBN: 1841153737

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