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.
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.