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[PDF/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 author Josceline Dimbleby

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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. 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

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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

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. 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 public Without all the facts nothing was really revealed that could have been shocking by the standards of the timeThe only reason this is a two star review and not one star is that I found interesting the information about May Gaskell collecting books for service men

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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

  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

  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 Gaskell Her

  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

  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 n

  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 uestion

  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 public Without all

  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