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Queen bee of Tuscany : the redoubtable Janet Ross

Author: Ben Downing
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A portrait of the Victorian-era writer and Anglo-Florentine colony doyenne covers her work for the London "Times," achievements as an avid agriculturalist, and relationships with such contemporaries as Mark Twain and Bernard Berenson.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Janet Ross; Janet Ross; Janet Ross
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Downing
ISBN: 9780374239718 0374239711
OCLC Number: 823085243
Description: 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Poggio untoppled --
A dynasty of sorts --
Successions --
Sitti Ross --
Intermezzo : the Anglo-Tuscans --
La padrona di Castagnolo --
Castle Ross --
Aunt Janet --
Epilogue: Legacies.
Responsibility: Ben Downing.

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An extraordinary Victorian is brought back to life through this engrossing examination of the fascinating Janet Ross and her irresistible world. Encompassing rich history, Downing's work is a  Read more...

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