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Poets' Daughters

by Katie Waldegrave

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PUBLISHED: 31st July 2014
ISBN: 9780099537342
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Anorexia, drug addiction and depression were part of the legacy of fame, but so too were great friendship and love.Drawing on a host of new sources, Katie Waldegrave tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies.
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  • Paperback
    $25.76
PUBLISHED: 31st July 2014
ISBN: 9780099537342
ANNOTATION:
Anorexia, drug addiction and depression were part of the legacy of fame, but so too were great friendship and love.Drawing on a host of new sources, Katie Waldegrave tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies.

Annotation

Anorexia, drug addiction and depression were part of the legacy of fame, but so too were great friendship and love.Drawing on a host of new sources, Katie Waldegrave tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies.

Publisher Description

Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge, were life-long friends. They were also the daughters of best friends- William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the two poetic geniuses who shaped the Romantic Age.

Living in the shadow of their fathers' extraordinary fame brought Sara and Dora great privilege, but at a terrible cost. In different ways, each father almost destroyed his daughter. Growing up in the shadow of genius, each girl made it her life's ambition to dedicate herself to her father's writing and reputation. Anorexia, drug addiction and depression were part of the legacy of fame, but so too were great friendship and love.

Drawing on a host of new sources, Katie Waldegrave tells the never-before-told story of how two young women, born into greatness, shaped their own legacies.

Author Biography

Katie Waldegrave, formerly Head of History at Cranford Community College in West London, now runs First Story - a charity she founded with author William Fiennes in 2008. The Poets' Daughters is her first book.

Review

[A] riveting family saga ...Katie Waldegrave is non-judgemental ... She has negotiated the mountains of material and the emotional swamps with skill and clarity. The Spectator To find a fresh story to tell about an already formidably chronicled group of historical figures is an accomplishment in itself, but for weaving such a fascinating familial case history out of the material, Waldegrave deserves considerable praise. Observer A gripping narrative ... This insightful and compassionate book ... is a powerful addition to the recent literature that has enlarged our understanding of women whose lives - until now - have remained obscured by those dominant male writers of their time. New Statesman [An] important and moving book . . . quite simply fascinating ... [Dora and Sara] emerge from these pages as intensely knowable; never has the cost of being a daughter of Romanticism been shown with more sympathy and imagination. Literary Review Meticulously researched ... a fascinating snapshot of one of the most interesting periods in British intellectual and artistic history ...Waldegrave ... brings the story of these two women's lives brilliantly alive. Sunday Times

Product Details

Author
Katie Waldegrave
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0099537346
ISBN-13
9780099537342
Media
Book
Publication Date
2014-07-31
Publisher
Cornerstone
Subtitle
Dora Wordsworth and Sara Coleridge
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Format
Paperback
Pages
448
Short Title
The Poets' Daughters
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade
UK Release Date
2014-07-31
AU Release Date
2014-07-31
NZ Release Date
2014-07-31