HardCover. Pub Date :2014-01-30 Pages: 512 Language: English Publisher:. HarperCollins UK Three sisters - beautiful. cultured and aristocratic. born into immense wealth during the reign of Queen Victoria Their dramatic lives are here unfolded in a rich historical biography certain to appeal to fans of Downton Abbey. 'Georgiana' and Stella Tillyard's' Aristocrats' Mary. Madeline and Pamela -. the three Wyndham sisters - were painted by John Singer Sargent in 1899 For The Times it was. quite simply. '. the greatest picture of modern times'. But these beautiful. fin de siecle gentlewomen came to epitomize a vanished world. The languor of their pose reflects the leisured. gilded. existence of the late Victorian aristocracy that was to be dealt a deathblow by the First World War.Yet the lives of these three Wyndham sisters were far more turbulent than their air of calm suggests. ...
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Claudia Renton took a First at Oxford and was awarded the Gibbs Book Prize for Modern History. Now a practising barrister, she was previously an actress, appearing with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the National Theatre. She is co-author of Heroes with Simon Sebag Montefiore and was identified as one of the Guardian's 'new history girls' and Vogue's 'Bright Stars' of the next decade. She lives in London.
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Book Description William Collins, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007544898