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Amy Dillwyn

Author: David Painting
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : New editionView all editions and formats
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A biography of Amy Dillwyn (1845-1935), based largely on her diaries, novelist and extraordinary woman of exceptional spirit and personality born into one of Swansea's most distinguished families, who inherited her father's bankrupt business but learnt to make her way in a man's world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Painting, David.
Amy Dillwyn.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, ©2013
Named Person: E A Dillwyn; Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn; E A Dillwyn
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Painting
ISBN: 9780708326794 070832679X
OCLC Number: 868007932
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (130 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Rear Cover; Contents; Foreword to the New Edition; Preface to the New Edition; Introduction; Acknowledgements; Selected Reading; Royal Prologue; Family Background; Early Years at Parkwern and Hendrefoilan; Debut into Society; Picking up the Threads; Mistress of Hendrefoilan; Charity begins at Killay; Picture Section; Society and Suitors; Moral Amazons; Amy in the Literary World; Catastrophe and Salvation; The Celebrity; Grand Old Lady; Epilogue; Index.
Responsibility: by David Painting.

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A biography of Amy Dillwyn (1845-1935), based largely on her diaries, novelist and extraordinary woman of exceptional spirit and personality born into one of Swansea's most distinguished families, who inherited her father's bankrupt business but learnt to make her way in a man's world.

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. . a thoroughly readable and entertaining account of a quite remarkable Victorian gentlewoman ... Welsh History Review

 
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