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This review is from: Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox 1740 - 1832 (Paperback)
This is one of my favourite historical books. The author succeeds in bringing each of the sisters to life, you really feel you know and can relate to them personally although they lived so long ago and had a way of life which many could not relate now. She has a talent for showing how figures from the past had the same concerns and fears as we have today, they may have had money and privilege, but still were helpless in the face of infant mortality and illness. Since reading this book, I have become interested in learning about other women in history but none compare to Tillyard's perfect blend of human interest, historical fact and writing style. I highly recommend it.
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