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A really good read. Fascinating story, well written and hugely entertaining.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
such a clever book - and best of all it puts Mary Benson's life in the context of the time, by quoting from other writers, so that the reader can understand the way she lived from... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mrs S
Minnie was a child when her cousin decided she would make an ideal wife. Her life was mapped and she became the wife and mother. However Mary Benson had a personality of her own. Read morePublished on 3 Feb. 2013 by Plucked Highbrow
An absorbing book which is difficult to put down.I loved it and am only sorry that I bought it on my Kindle so cannot pass it around my friends. Read morePublished on 8 Nov. 2012 by Wild woman
`All families are psychotic' so runs the title of Douglas Coupland's story of the Drummond family, yet it might so easily have been the title for Bolt's biography/ portrait of Mary... Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2011 by J Whitgift
What a rich subject matter for a biography. In early adolescence, Mary Sidgwick is singled out by her older cousin, Edward Benson, as a suitable marriage partner. Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2011 by Tamara L
This is a brilliant story of what goes on behind the scenes of those in public life - in this case an Archbishop. It is a good read but not salacious and well documented . Read morePublished on 15 July 2011 by Janice