Ruby Hollyberry's Reviews > A Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne Jones, Agnes Poynter, and Louisa Baldwin

A Circle of Sisters by Judith Flanders
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May 24, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: bio-memoir, covers-i-like, milford-pa-library-book-sale
Read from May 24 to 26, 2012

Overall a lot of really fascinating information. Definitely some problems with the writing, as others have noted. Not only a few too many footnotes but way too many authorial asides and rhetorical questions, also the information was poorly broken up into chapters and there are many very curious and glaring omissions. Subtlety is undervalued in the art of biography. Still very much recommended for anyone who is half as interested in some of these individuals (like Kipling and Burne-Jones) as I am. One thing others have objected to is all the background information on Victorian householding, which I did not mind. In fact, I ate it up. Did not know very much of that before.

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