|Dear Miss Baird
A Portrait of a 19th Century Family
By Elizabeth Nussbaum
about the book
This delightful book traces the fortunes of a 19th century family over a period of 60 years. A perceptive and intimate account based on family letters, it is also a social history of middle class life, shedding light on some of the most important issues of the age including the status of women and changing attitudes to religion, love and death. Following the lives of the Baird sisters we meet some well-known figures of Victorian times - Thomas Arnold of Rugby, the classicist Benjamin Jowett, and the actor-manager Henry Irving, and discover the talents of a young artist and writer named Gertrude Baird, who died before her gifts could come to fruition.
ISBN: 978 0 9554373 6 6
1st published by Charlbury Press
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