➵ May and Amy Author Josceline Dimbleby – Turboville.co.uk

May and Amy Always Intrigued By Edward Burne Jones S Portrait Of Her Great Aunt, Amy Gaskell, Josceline Dimbleby S Chance Meeting With The Painting S Current Owner Encouraged Her To Explore The Mystery Of Her Own Family S Past And The Life And Death Of Her Beautiful Great Aunt.In Her Search, Dimbleby Uncovered A Passionate Correspondence Between Burne Jones And Her Great Grandmother, May Gaskell, Amy S Mother, Which Continued Throughout The Last Six Years Of The Pre Raphaelite Painter S Life As She Delved Deeper Into Their Engrossing Lives, Questions Emerged What Was The Deep Secret May Had Confided To Edward And What Was The Tragic Truth Behind Amy S Wayward, Wandering Life, Her Strange Marriage, And Her Unexplained Early Death Weaving Together The Threads Of This Tale, Dimbleby Takes Us Through A Turbulent Period In English History And Visits The Most Far Flung Corners Of The Empire William Morris, Rudyard Kipling, William Gladstone, And Prominent Members Of The Souls Also Play A Part In This Sweeping, Often Funny, And Sometimes Tragic Story Richly Detailed And Exquisitely Told, May And Amy Is A Stunning Account Of Hidden Love And Family Secrets.


10 thoughts on “May and Amy

  1. says:

    The subtitle of this breathlessly boring biography is A True Story of Family, Forbidden Love, and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell, Her Daughter Amy, and Sir Edward Burne Jones There are three stories Di


  2. says:

    From around page 80 until Edward Burne Jones death, I give this book 5 stars The description of his correspondence with May Gaskell and her family was just riveting, and the exerpts of the actual letters made me


  3. says:

    Edward Burne Jones is really just one of many characters in this story, which could easily have been written as a novel, I almost forgot at times that it wasn t The fact that it is true made it muchcompelling and I enjoyed


  4. says:

    The story behind one of Burne Jones haunting portraits is in itself haunting Years after the fact I am still referencing the people and places in the book This is one of those novels that, when it ends, you feel slightly lost and mi


  5. says:

    What a dreadful read slow and boring this lady normally writes cookery books and columns and perhaps she should stick with that one of the worst books i ve read this year.


  6. says:

    I liked the story and some of the family history But what I have a supreme problem is her reliance on the rhetorical questions Like Kathyrn hughes mentions They are overly dramatic and make you think something definite will be revealed And sadly, not s


  7. says:

    I wish I could remember why this was on my TBR apparently added at the end of 2010 I seem to recall that one of the main characters and this book was mentioned in another book I read but a quick look of books read in 2010 doesn t throw any light on this.Anyway I


  8. says:

    Enjoyed the book, but have to admit I was put off by May s apparent preoccupation with her looks and her daughter Burne Jones fueled the fire in a way that made me squirm at times He seemed always to be look...


  9. says:

    I m really struggling with this book It s made me keen to visit Great Witley in north Worcestershire, but I can t take muchof the author s intricate detailing of her ancestor s lives I m on chapter 3 and unlikely to get much further Life is too short Sorry book group friends.


  10. says:

    I enjoyed it, but feel the author s family will get the most satifaction Not an exciting read I think it s a good look at the era but I never felt we really got to the crux of Amy, what she was really about.


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