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Hawksley, Lucinda

Works: 55 works in 183 publications in 7 languages and 5,282 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Fiction  Historical fiction  Miscellanea  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, pre
Classifications: DA559.L6, B
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Most widely held works by Lucinda Hawksley
Queen Victoria's mysterious daughter : a biography of Princess Louise by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter, Lucinda Hawksley delves into artistic and royal secrets to discover the life of Princess Louise, whose true story has either been lost in history or has been deliberately kept secret. The sixth child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had a difficult childhood and troubled adolescence, a world away from the usual perception of the life of a privileged princess. For such a prominent public figure, much of her life story has been hidden away inside impenetrable walls. What was so scandalous about this princess that her files in the Royal Archives and at her husband's home, Inveraray Castle in Scotland, still need to be locked away? Can we believe, as many do, that Louise in fact gave birth secretly to an illegitimate royal child? An indomitable woman, Louise lived her life to the full, in a manner that few 21st-century readers would believe possible for a 19th-century woman. She lived through wars and revolutions. As well as being a prominent member of the Aesthetic art world, Princess Louise was a passionate campaigner for women's rights, health reform and education for all. She travelled widely, holidaying in Europe, Africa and North America, and she lived in Canada for five years as the wife of the Governor General. Here is our best evidence yet that Queen Victoria's many secrets have yet to be fully disclosed"
Essential Michelangelo by Kirsten Bradbury( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michelangelo was one of the most famous artists of the Italian Renaissance. He was a painter, sculptor, poet and architect, and this book features many of his greatest works, including the statue of David, and the Last Judgement
Essential Pre-Raphaelites by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1848 a group of seven disillusioned artists, comprising the Rossettis, John Everett Millais, William Holman Hunt, Frederic Stephens, Thomas Woolner and James Collinson, formed the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Initially they were ridiculed in the art world for their pretension and subject matter, but ten years after their foundation no self-respecting Victorian would admit to being ignorant of Pre-Raphaelite art. They found a powerful admirer in art critic John Ruskin, and Millais was at the height of his popularity. The movement later began to change direction as new influences were brought to bear on the group: Dante Gabriel Rossetti came to the fore alongside artists such as Walter Howell Deverell and Edward Burne-Jones, as well as William Morris, the founding father of the Arts and Craft movement. [This book] examines the work of the movement, its loosely affiliated personalities, diverse subject-matter and profound effect on nineteenth- and twentieth-century art."--Jacket
Lizzie Siddal : face of the Pre-Raphaelites by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the twenty-first century, even those who do not know Lizzie Siddal's name will recognize her face: she is Millais's doomed Ophelia and Rossetti's beatified Beatrice in two of the nineteenth century's most famous paintings. As Lucinda Hawksley explores in Lizzie Siddal, Face of the Pre-Raphaelites, Siddal's fame was a remarkable phenomenon: in a time when she was the opposite of the Victorian beauty (she was red-haired, quite tall, and painfully thin), she nonetheless scaled the social ranks to become the unlikely ideal. A pivotal figure in London's artistic world of the mid-nineteenth century, Lizzie's short life ended in a delirium of opium. In this, the first full work devoted solely to Lizzie-her austere beginnings, quick rise to fame, and tragic end-Hawksley brings together the worlds of art and literature with style and verve. Lizzie Siddal was not merely the Pre-Raphaelites' obsession and muse, she was a talented poet and artist in her own right. Her tragic and haunting life story serves as a cautionary tale, offering many parallels to the modern-day world of art, fashion, beauty, and our obsession with what we hold to be the ideal."--Publisher's website
Yoga( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaks down key information on yoga into 101 easy-to-grasp tips and gives quick answers to all your questions
Charles Dickens : Dickens' bicentenary, 1812-2012 by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Dickens is the definitive illustrated guide to the man and his works. It follows Dickens from early childhood, including his time spent as a child labourer, and looks at how he became the greatest celebrity of his age - and how he still remains recognized as one of England's greatest celebrities, even in the twenty-first century. The book also takes an intimate look at what he was like as a husband, a father, a friend and an employer; at his longing to be an actor, at his travels across North America, his year spent living in Italy and his great love of France. Alongside Dickens himself, readers will meet his fascinating family and his astonishing circle of friends - and will discover when and how life and real-life personalities were imitated in Dickens' art. The cast of characters in Charles Dickens embraces an incredible array of famous - and occasionally infamous - Victorians."--Publisher's description
Lizzie Siddal : the tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite supermodel by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystery of Princess Louise : Queen Victoria's rebellious daughter by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess Louise, may be destined to remain hidden forever. What was so dangerous about this artistic, tempestuous royal that her life has been documented more by rumour and gossip than hard facts? This book presents a portrait of a princess desperate to escape her inheritance
50 British artists you should know by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This roll-call of British artists confirms the dominance and excellence of British art across five centuries, from Blake to Banksy, Turner to Tracey Emin. This highly readable and informative collection of the best of British art showcases magnificent portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Stanley Spencer and more
Bitten by witch fever : wallpaper & arsenic in the Victorian home by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beautiful to look at and compelling to read, this book is a highly original and captivating volume that interleaves facsimile sections of alluring, arsenic-laden wallpapers with thought-provoking narrative. It is tracing the arresting story of the use and effects of the toxic pigments ingrained in popular wallpapers of the nineteenth century. Hawksley presents the history of Scheele's green and schweinfurt green, pigments created using arsenic, which produced the vibrant shades whose brilliance made them instant favourites with wallpaper designers and householders alike. With the aid of contemporary case studies and reports in the press, she reveals how, by the middle of the century, manufacturers were producing millions of rolls of arsenical wallpaper, with devastating consequences for those working in their factories and for those living in rooms decorated with the deadly designs. The wallpaper sections display dazzling long-lost work from the great designers and printers of the age, including Christopher Dresser, Corbiere, Son & Brindle, Charles Knowles & Co. and Morris & Co.--whose owner was famously dismissive of the fatal effects of living with arsenic-filled wallpapers
Katey : the life and loves of Dickens's artist daughter by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Katey Dickens was a nineteenth-century artist and socialite, and the beautiful daughter of Charles Dickens. In this biography, Lucinda Hawksley, herself Dickens's great-great-great-granddaughter, recreates the life of an extraordinarily determined girl who defied Victorian convention to live and love as an independent woman." "Blessed with a privileged upbringing in a family that moved between London, France, Switzerland and Italy, Katey pursued her love of painting, acted in her father's plays, modelled for John Everett Millais and, as the daughter of the most famous writer of the time, enjoyed a high profile in Victorian society. Yet she refused to be eclipsed by her father and fought to establish herself as an artist in her own right. Family life in the Dickens household was turbulent and the unhappy atmosphere that followed the eventual breakdown of her parents' marriage drove Katey to marry young. Her first husband was the chronically ailing Charlie Collins, brother of the famous author Wilkie Collins, and theirs was a sexless but otherwise companionable union, while Katey threw herself into a passionate and very un-Victorian affair with celebrated artist Val Prinsep. After Charlie's untimely demise, the widowed Katey married the handsome Italian artist Carlo Perugini, with whom she had fallen deeply in love. Despite the happiness she finally found in her second marriage, Katey often suffered from deep depression, particularly following the death of her beloved father and of her baby. But she remained active, pursuing her career as a painter, championing Charles Dickens's works, and befriending such eminent figures as J.M. Barrie and George Bernard Shaw. Kate Perugini lived to be almost ninety and her artistic prestige, which flourished during her lifetime, still persists to this day."
Essential Van Gogh by Josephine Cutts( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at all aspects of Vincent van Gogh's painting in detail, with commentary on 120 of his works
A tale of two cities by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of the French Revolution, a young Englishman determines to do the utmost to save the husband of the woman he loves from the guillotine. A retelling of Dickens' classic story
Van Gogh by Vincent van Gogh( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Displays Van Gogh's art, also describes his life and work
What makes great art : 80 masterpieces explained by Andy Pankhurst( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beknopte informatie in woord en beeld over tachtig bekende kunstwerken
March, women, march by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a lively and fascinating narrative, Lucinda Hawksley looks at the courageous campaigners who refused to accept that men knew what was best for them. Moving from the publication of Mary Wollstencraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792 to the battle cries and slogans of the suffragette movement of the early 20th century and the General Election of 1929 (generally knwon as the Flapper Election), we follow the path trodden by many brave women in the quest for equal rights."--Back cover
Charles Dickens' favorite daughter : the life, loves, and art of Katey Dickens Perugini by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucinda Hawksley is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, and her fascination with his daughter Katey began when she was organizing and curating an exhibition of her paintings in 2002 at the Dickens House Museum. This incredibly rich, in-depth biography covers the span of Katey's life: from her childhood as an adored member of the Dickens family, to her father's affair and the complicated breakdown of her parent's marriage, to her own marriage first to Charlie Collins (Wilkie Collins' brother) and then after his deat
When art really works by Andy Pankhurst( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What are the qualities that make an artwork great? A recognized painter Andy Pankhurst and art historian Lucinda Hawksley offer compelling answers to this question as they examine 80 historically important paintings and sculptures. All are works of art that stand out from the ordinary because of their originality, their ability to convey powerful emotions, their technical brilliance--distinctive qualities that unmistakably touch them with intimations of immortality..."--Publisher description
Endangered animals by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hard was the struggle by Lucinda Hawksley( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploration of the women's movement in Britain, from the passing of the Marriage and Divorce Act in 1857 to women attaining the vote in 1928. Published to commemorate the centenary of the death of the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who threw herself under King George V's horse during the Derby. The publication is based on anecdotes, diary extracts and letters
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Lizzie Siddal : face of the Pre-Raphaelites
Alternative Names
Dickens Hawksley Lucinda

Dickens Hawksley, Lucinda 1970-

Dickens Hawksley, Lucinda Anne 1970-

Hawksley, Lucinda Anne Dickens 1970-

Hawksley, Lucinda Dickens 1970-

Lucinda Hawksley British writer

Lucinda Hawksley écrivaine britannique

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Essential Pre-RaphaelitesLizzie Siddal : face of the Pre-RaphaelitesYogaCharles Dickens : Dickens' bicentenary, 1812-2012Lizzie Siddal : the tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite supermodel50 British artists you should knowKatey : the life and loves of Dickens's artist daughterA tale of two cities