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[northern africa Books] DOC 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 AUTHOR Josceline Dimbleby

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E painter's life As she read and uestions were raised why did Burne Jones feel he had to protect May from an overwhelming sadness What was the deep secret she had confided to him And what was the tragic truth behind beautiful Amy's wayward wandering life her strange marriage and her unexplained early dea 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

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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

A chance encounter with Andrew Lloyd Webber at a summer party sent Josceline Dimbleby on a uest to uncover a mystery in her own family's past Her great aunt Amy Gaskell was the subject of a beautiful dark portrait by the Pre Raphaelite painter Edward Burne Jones but all that was known about Amy according 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 a broken heart Deciding to find out Josceline uncovered a box of secret love letters between the famous artist and Amy s mother May Both were married to others Josceline also discovered the tragic truth of Amy s early demise The book is as much about Josceline s search as it is about what she discovered and so it is as much a detective story as it is a story of a secret love affair

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To family lore was that she had 'died young of a broken heart'In her search Josceline discovered a cache of unpublished letters from Burne Jones to her great grandmother May Gaskell Amy's motherThey formed a passionate and prolific correspondence of up to five letters a day from the last six years of th 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


10 thoughts on “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

  1. says:

    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 a broken h

  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

  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 published under the title May and Amy A True Story of Family Forbidden Love and the Secret Lives of May G

  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 not just an amazing painter but apparently uite lyrical with his pen A vast amou

  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 al

  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 be revealed And sadly not so much Abit torn It is interesting but I wanted Pre Raph stuff From Kathyrn Hughes' review of

  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 bo

  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

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