Jane Dunn


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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 her husband, the linguist and writer Nicholas Ostler. Her most recent book is Read My Heart.

Average rating: 4.05 · 12,196 ratings · 385 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins...

4.07 avg rating — 11,551 ratings — published 2003 — 34 editions
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Virginia Woolf and Vanessa ...

3.97 avg rating — 343 ratings — published 1990 — 15 editions
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Daphne du Maurier and Her S...

3.80 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Read My Heart: The Great Lo...

3.45 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2008 — 18 editions
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Antonia White: a Life

3.84 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Moon In Eclipse: A Life Of ...

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Great Writers Virginia Woolf

2.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1994
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Jane’s Patisserie: Deliciou...

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“The horror of her incarceration in the Tower was a defining event Elizabeth could never forget. It made a passionate heart more circumspect, a complex nature more contradictory and a fine intelligence sharp as a blade.”
Jane Dunn, Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

“There is a strong idea in the world that a woman cannot live unless she is married, or at all events that if she refrains from marriage she does so for some bad reason.”
Jane Dunn, Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

“Sadly, Mary, from this point on, was not only bound to fail to impress anyone as to her ability as a monarch, she failed so spectacularly that she only reinforced every sixteenth-century stereotype of women as weak-willed, intellectually challenged and emotionally corrupt. Even in the confused aftermath of Darnley’s death she seemed to be increasingly in Bothwell’s thrall. He was a strong man with a sense of mission when she was feeling at her most bereft and in need of guidance,”
Jane Dunn, Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

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