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Christina Rossetti: A Biography

Frances Thomas

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Biography: general, Prose: non-fiction

'Frances Thomas has written an exemplary biography of this exasperating woman.' - Spectator.

Why is Christina Rossetti, probably the major woman poet of Victorian Britain, so invisible today?

This is the central question addressed in this biography. Rossetti, author of Goblin Market, My Heart Is Like a Singing Bird and In the Deep Midwinter has often been overshadowed by her brother Dante Gabriel.

Drawing on many sources, this study enables the reader to piece together a more complete picture of this woman whose nature was passionate and contradictory.

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Frances Thomas

Frances Thomas was born in Wales in 1943, and now divides her time between London and mid-Wales. She has written books for adults and children, including a biography of Christina Rossetti, published by Virago, 'Finding Minerva' which won the Tir na Nog prize, and 'Supposing', illustrated by Ross Collins, which won a Scottish Arts Council award.

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