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4.0 out of 5 stars "Just their way of life"
This is a charming book. The focus is this time on Grace Higgens who were the painter Vanessa Bell's housekeeper and also, so it seems,a good friend to her and Duncan Grant for fifty years.Starting as nursemaid for Vanessa Bell's three children, she continued to serve the family as a housekeeper when she married and had a family of her own.
Through her diaries we...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This biography of a bloomsbury servant and friend is interesting from its unusual perspective if the Bell/Woolf families but is light on detail of their everyday life. Quentin Bell often covers the material more personally
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Just their way of life", 13 Nov 2013
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Marit Johnsen "Marmor" (Norway) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Angel of Charleston: Grace Higgens, Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Group (Hardcover)
This is a charming book. The focus is this time on Grace Higgens who were the painter Vanessa Bell's housekeeper and also, so it seems,a good friend to her and Duncan Grant for fifty years.Starting as nursemaid for Vanessa Bell's three children, she continued to serve the family as a housekeeper when she married and had a family of her own.
Through her diaries we learn about "The Bloomsbury Group" seen from a different angle.Grace followed her employer to St. Tropez in the South of France, to Charleston, and of course; London.
These visits are delightfully commented on, and we learn a lot about household difficulties but also about distinguished guests and life in general.
Many incidents however,are left out, and if one is not familiar with the story behind "The Bloomsbury Group", it can be somewhat hard to follow the author's comments some of the time.
But all in all, it is an interesting voice we hear.
In Grace's own words: "They were my sort of people. I was very fond of them all."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 8 Sep 2013
This review is from: The Angel of Charleston: Grace Higgens, Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Group (Hardcover)
Brilliant not just because she was my great grandmother but so interesting to hear about the Bloomsbury group x x x
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 7 Mar 2014
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This review is from: The Angel of Charleston: Grace Higgens, Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Group (Hardcover)
This biography of a bloomsbury servant and friend is interesting from its unusual perspective if the Bell/Woolf families but is light on detail of their everyday life. Quentin Bell often covers the material more personally
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