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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

Gaskell Amy’s mother which continued throughout the last six years of the Pre Raphaelite painter’s life As she delved deeper into their engrossing lives uestions emerged What was the deep secret May had confided to Edward And what was the tragic truth behind Amy’s wayward wandering life her strange marriage and her unexplained early deathWeaving together the threads of this. 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

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Tale Dimbleby takes us through a turbulent period in English history and visits the most far flung corners of the Empire William Morris Rudyard Kipling William Gladstone and prominent members of the Souls also play a part in this sweeping often funny and sometimes tragic story Richly detailed and exuisitely told May and Amy is a stunning account of hidden love and family secrets. 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 gesturing towards openness while stubbornly refusing to take the argument in any particular direction

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Always intrigued by Edward Burne Jones’s portrait of her great aunt Amy Gaskell Josceline Dimbleby’s chance meeting with the painting’s current owner encouraged her to explore the mystery of her own family’s past and the life and death of her beautiful great auntIn her search Dimbleby uncovered a passionate correspondence between Burne Jones and her great grandmother May. 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


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

  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

  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 fami

  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 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

  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

  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 definite will be revealed And sadly not so much Abit torn It is interesting but I wanted Pre Raph stuf

  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

  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

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