review 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 108

Summary 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

The last six years of the 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 death.. 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 A Profound Secret these relentlessly rhetorical uestions annoying They are nothing compared with the endless unanswered ueries Dim bleby throws out in the course of this breathless book Chapter four in fact ends with three on the trot the final one of which asks urgently Was it melodramatic of me to wonder if Burne Jones could have had a premonition of Amy s fate At which point one wants to jump into the text and stamp on the uestion marks until they lie defeated unable to perform their annoying trick of ge

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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 Amy A PDF #197 Lloyd Webber at a summer party sent Josceline Dimbleby on a uest May and MOBI #224 to uncover a mystery in her own family's past Her great aunt Amy Gaskell was the subject of and Amy A Epub #181 a beautiful dark portrait by the Pre Raphaelite painter Edward Burne Jones but all that was. 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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Known about and Amy A True Story PDF or Amy according 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. 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 amount of this book however reads like a family history that would sorry only be interesting to relatives of the author Four stars however because as I saidthe segments that involved Burne Jones took my breath away


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

  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 Gaske

  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

  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 amount of this book however reads like a family history that would sorry only be interesting to relatives of the author Four s

  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 sli

  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 time

  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 defi

  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 thro

  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 yout

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