Josceline Dimbleby ( ebook ) May and Amy A True Story of Family Forbidden Love and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell Her Daughter Amy and Sir Edward Burne Jones


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    Josceline Dimbleby has been one of Britain’s favourite food writers for a long time A PROFOUND SECRET is a departure for her – it is the story of how an old portrait inspired her to dig deeper into her family’s past and its many secrets and mysteries The portrait was of her great aunt Amy Gaskell and it was painted by the Pre Raphaelite artists Edward Burne Jones As a girl Josceline was told her great aunt had died young of

  2. says:

    The subtitle of this breathlessly boring biography is 'A True Story of Family Forbidden Love and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell Her Daughter Amy and Sir Edward Burne Jones' There are three stories Dimbleby tries to tell and while there is the basis of something interesting in their stories she manages to make it exhausting and drawn out The title gives the implication of some tragic connection between Burne Jones and both Gaskell women b

  3. says:

    I read the book under the title A profound secret May Gaskell her daughter Amy and Edward Burne Jones But I noticed it was also publi

  4. says:

    From around page 80 until Edward Burne Jones' death I give this book 5 stars The description of his correspondence with May Gaskell and her family was just riveting and the exerpts of the actual letters made me nearly giddy He was

  5. says:

    The story behind one of Burne Jones' haunting portraits is in itself haunting Years after the fact I am still referencing the people and places in the book This is one of those novels that when it ends you feel slightly lost and miss the people and places Very well done This is one of those books

  6. says:

    Edward Burne Jones is really just one of many characters in this story which could easily have been written as a novel I almost forgot at times that it wasn't The fact that it is true made it much compelling and I enjoyed it uite a lot Not for everyone of course this has to be the sort of thing you like

  7. says:

    What a dreadful read slow and boring this lady normally writes cookery books and columns and perhaps she should stick with that one of the worst books i've read this year

  8. says:

    I liked the story and some of the family history But what I have a supreme problem is her reliance on the rhetorical uestions Like Kathyrn hughes mentions They are overly dramatic and make you think something definite will

  9. says:

    I wish I could remember why this was on my TBR apparently added at the end of 2010 I seem to recall that one of the main characters and this book was mentioned in another book I read but a uick look of books read in 2010 doesn't throw any light on thisAnyway I couldn't see any point in this book for the general

  10. says:

    Enjoyed the book but have to admit I was put off by May's apparent preoccupation with her looks and her daughter Burne Jones fueled the fire in a way that made me suirm at times He seemed always to be looking for the fountain of youth through young women's faces and figures and idealized them much as he did fairy tales and Medieval legends I

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May and Amy A True Story of Family Forbidden Love and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell Her Daughter Amy and Sir Edward Burne Jones

Always intrigued by Edward Burne Jones’s portrait of her great aunt Amy Gaskell Josceline Dimbleby’s chance meeting with the painting’s current owner encouraged her to explore the mystery of her own family’s past and the life and death of her beautiful great auntIn her search Dimbleby uncovered a passionate correspondence between Burne Jones and her great grandmother May I read the book under the title A profound secret May Gaskell her daughter Amy and Edward Burne Jones But I noticed it was also published under the title May and Amy A True Story of Family Forbidden Love and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell Her Daughter Amy and Sir Edward Burne Jones I am not sure the latter one is a good title to me it makes it sound like the book would be much gossip y than it is That really isn t what this book does it tells the story of a Victorian woman May her family including her daughter Amy and her friendship with Edward Burne Jones And as that it is personal so than I generally like but it works here story of the author s search for her relatives and their stories A book about the enigmas than the answers Enséñame más intrigued by Edward Burne Jones’s portrait of her great aunt Amy Gaskell Josceline Dimbleby’s chance meeting with the painting’s current owner encouraged her to explore the mystery of her own family’s past and the life and death of her beautiful great auntIn her search Dimbleby uncovered a passionate correspondence between Burne Jones and her great grandmother May I read the book under the title A profound secret May Gaskell her daughter Amy and Edward Burne Jones But I noticed Wonder (The Books of Marvella, it was also published under the title May and Amy A True Story of Family Forbidden Love and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell Her Daughter Amy and Sir Edward Burne Jones I am not sure the latter one Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set is a good title to me The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase it makes The Tunnel it sound like the book would be much gossip y than Secretos del Cosmos it The Secret Treasons is That really مريض الوهم isn t what this book does The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death it tells the story of a Victorian woman May her family ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, including her daughter Amy and her friendship with Edward Burne Jones And as that Doctor y campeón it La corruptrice is personal so than I generally like but Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves it works here story of the author s search for her relatives and their stories A book about the enigmas than the answers

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Gaskell Amy’s mother which continued throughout the last six years of the Pre Raphaelite painter’s life As she delved deeper into their engrossing lives uestions emerged What was the deep secret May had confided to Edward And what was the tragic truth behind Amy’s wayward wandering life her strange marriage and her unexplained early deathWeaving together the threads of this Edward Burne Jones is really just one of many characters in this story which could easily have been written as a novel I almost forgot at times that it wasn t The fact that it is true made it much compelling and I enjoyed it uite a lot Not for everyone of course this has to be the sort of thing you like

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Tale Dimbleby takes us through a turbulent period in English history and visits the most far flung corners of the Empire William Morris Rudyard Kipling William Gladstone and prominent members of the Souls also play a part in this sweeping often funny and sometimes tragic story Richly detailed and exuisitely told May and Amy is a stunning account of hidden love and family secrets What a dreadful read slow and boring this lady normally writes cookery books and columns and perhaps she should stick with that one of the worst books i ve read this year

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • May and Amy A True Story of Family Forbidden Love and the Secret Lives of May Gaskell Her Daughter Amy and Sir Edward Burne Jones
  • Josceline Dimbleby
  • English
  • 07 January 2019
  • 9780307335890