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 in the teeming ranks of the lower-middle classes, denied the advantages of education and the expectation of social advancement. Yet as wives and mothers they would connect a famous painter, a president of the Royal Academy, a prime minister, and the uncrowned poet laureate of the Empire. Georgiana and Agnes married, respectively, the pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones and the arts administrator Edward Poynter; Louisa gave birth to future prime minister Stanley Baldwin, and Alice was mother to Rudyard Kipling.

A Circle of Sisters brings to life four women living at a privileged moment in history. Their progress from obscurity to imperial grandeur indicates the vitality of 19th-century Britain: a society abundant with possibility. From their homes in India and England, the sisters formed a network that, through the triumphs and tragedies of their families and the Empire, uniquely endured. 16 pages of illustrations.

Author Biography: Judith Flanders is author of Inside the Victorian Home. The British edition of A Circle of Sisters was short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. She lives in London.

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The McDonald sisters: Georgina married painter Edward Burne-Jones, Agnes married arts administrator Edward Poytner, and Louisa and Alice gave birth, respectively, to future prime minister Stanley Baldwin and future author Rudyard Kipling. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780670886739
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 0.10 (w) x 0.10 (h) x 0.10 (d)

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