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Antonia White: a Life
by Jane Dunn
Antonia White is best known for the autobiographical quartet of novels that began with her pre-World War I adolescence in a Catholic convent (Frost in May) and ended with institutionalisation for manic depression in the 1920s. (Beyond the Glass). More infamously, White's three unsuccessful marriages, her affairs, and her tortuous relationship with her two daughters and the ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published November 25th 1998 by Jonathan Cape
(first published 1998)
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Jane Dunn is a leading biographer, the author of Moon in Eclipse: A Life of Mary Shelley, A Very Close Conspiracy: Vanessa Bell and Virginia Wolf, and Antonia White: A Life. Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens was published in the spring of 2003 and spent seven weeks in the top ten of the Sunday Times bestseller list. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Dunn lives near Bath with ...moreMore about Jane Dunn...