Victorian Girls: Lord Lyttelton's Daughters

Victorian Girls: Lord Lyttelton's Daughters

by Sheila Fletcher
     
 

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"I am grateful for this link with a remarkable and lovable family, so brilliantly brought to life by Sheila Fletcher."

—Humphrey Carpenter

"His children wrote constantly to each other and to him, and what they felt about love, death and God makes Sheila Fletcher's Victorian Girls compelling."

—Douglas Hurd

Meriel, Lucy, Lavinia and May, the

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"I am grateful for this link with a remarkable and lovable family, so brilliantly brought to life by Sheila Fletcher."

—Humphrey Carpenter

"His children wrote constantly to each other and to him, and what they felt about love, death and God makes Sheila Fletcher's Victorian Girls compelling."

—Douglas Hurd

Meriel, Lucy, Lavinia and May, the daughters of George, fourth Lord Lyttelton, were the nieces of the Prime Minister William Gladstone. Their letters and diaries make it possible for us to know them in extraordinary detail: at home at Hagley Hall in Worcestershire and in fashionable London society; at country houses and on tours of the Continent; in the schoolroom and embarking on courtship and marriage; in happiness and in adversity.

Despite having eight very successful brothers, the girls emerge in their own right as strong characters. Victorian Girls is a remarkable portrait of a family. It is impossible not to fel personally involved in their lives.

Author Biography: Sheila Fletcher is the author of Maude Royden.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852853334
Publisher:
Bloomsbury UK
Publication date:
02/05/2003
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.22(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.82(d)

Meet the Author

Sheila Fletcher, now diseased, wrote chiefly in the field of women's history. Apart from Women First, her publications include Feminists and Bureaucrats (1980) which concerns the Victorian struggle to get secondary education for girls, and Maude Royden (1989), a biography of the pioneering feminist who campaigned for women priests from the First World War.

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