Other people's daughters: the life and times of the governess

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Book Description Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE:'Ruth Brandon can tell a good story' 'Ruth Brandon's book addresses a remarkably interesting subject, exploring the real-life experiences that supplied so rich a vein of literature'. (Philip Hensher THE SPECTATOR ).'engrossing' (LITERARY REVIEW ).'This fascinating history paints a vivid picture, from Mary Wollstonecraft and the Brontes to Anna Leonowens (the inspiration for The King and I).' (SAINSBURY'S MAGAZINE ).'a rich and fascinating account of the lives lived by governesses as well as an exploration of Victorian attitudes to women, family and class.' (BEST OF BRITISH ).'beautifully told, effortlessly thoughtful study' (Frances Wilson THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ).'The accounts of these women's lives are riveting, and the conclusions of this excellent book thoughtful and beautifully expressed.' (Salley Vickers INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY ).'a well-researched and enjoyable account of women who have hitherto been too lightly considered.' (FAMILY HISTORY MONTHLY ).'Other People's Daughters uncovers some fascinating accounts of women compelled to support themselves in a society which viewed their activities with suspicion. compelling' (TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT ).'fascinating. richly enjoyable - and a killer weapon for use on anyone who can't see why feminism was ever necessary.' (THE OLDIE ).'a fascinating portrayal of both the rather depressing life of a governess and the overall Victorian attitude towards women and education.' (THE FIELD ).'Ruth Brandon can tell a good story' (BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE ). 302 pages. 23.4 x 16 x 3.4 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 5062

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