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Last of the Eccentrics: Life of Rosslyn Bruce Hardcover – 5 Jun 1972

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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; First Edition edition (5 Jun. 1972)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340154896
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340154892
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 16.2 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,391,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By John Brain on 26 Nov. 2013
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This is a biography of Dr Rosslyn Bruce, a cleric who was born in the late nineteenth century and died at his parish in Herstmonceaux, Sussex in 1956. Verily Anderson was his daughter, but is chiefly known for her series of children's books, many of which can still be purchased on Amazon and elsewhere. The reason I bought the book is that Rosslyn Bruce was also the older brother of Kathleen Bruce who married Robert Falcon Scott, the Antarctic explorer in 1908, and I wanted to see whether it offered new perspectives on that relationship. Incidentally, that also makes Verily the cousin of their son, Sir Peter Scott, the naturalist.

Verily Anderson was fortunate that her ancestral family wrote many letters to one another, and these are quoted liberally throughout the book. They give a fascinating insight into a middle-class but well-connected family, the men of whom became either clerics or militarists and the women who produced numerous offspring. The language they used appears quaint by today's lights. Rosslyn Bruce, true to the title of the book, was indeed an eccentric. One prevailing characteristic was that he was a lover of domestic animals - he bought, sold and bred all kinds of creatures from boyhood throughout his life, and produced them in the most unexpected of places (including the illustration of sermons!) He became a prolific breeder of dogs, even supplying one to Queen Victoria. He was also a man of great 'good works' and was certainly loved and admired by his close and wider family, as well as friends and parishioners. He was particularly famed for the sermons he preached which appear to have been much appreciated by successive congregations.

I have to say that I was pleased I read the book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Peace on 3 Sept. 2009
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Trouble-free purchase of second-hand book which was in the good condition that was promised and arrived pretty quickly.
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