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Another royal rebel, another 'people's princess'

Advantages: Lively life of a lively, unconventional woman
Disadvantages: Some unfortunate historical howlers

...As a previous biographer dubbed her, Princess Louise was Queen Victoria’s unconventional daughter. Always popular with the public for her comparatively easygoing manner (though, being royal, she was not averse to pulling rank), her forward-looking views ...

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Review of The Mystery of Princess Louise Queen Victoria's Rebellious Daughter - Lucinda Hawksley

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Sylvia and the family of protest

Advantages: Very effective biography which keeps the historical background well in focus
Disadvantages: None

To some extent, the history of the suffragettes was also the history of the Pankhurst family. Sylvia, born in 1882, was the second daughter of Dr Richard and Emmeline Pankhurst, and one of three sisters. The book At the start we are introduced to ...

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Review of Sylvia Pankhurst The Rebellious Suffragette - Shirley Harrison

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The Story of a Remarkable Woman, Hannah Hauxwell.

Advantages: A beautifully written book
Disadvantages: None in my opinion

Review of 'Hannah, The Complete Story' by Hannah Hauxwell with Barry Cockcroft. I am reviewing the hardback version of the book, published by Random Century Group Ltd. 320 pages, ISBN 0712651144, cover price £17.99. Genre Biography/Autobiography The ...

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Review of Hannah: The Complete Story - Hannah Hauxwell

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Definitive and echanting - Viva la Frida.

Advantages: Stimulating writing; packed with facts; expert art analysis
Disadvantages: Perhaps too lengthy for those uninterested in Frida Kahlo

Monobrowed and moustached Mexican artist Frida Kahlo has become a popular icon on an international level since the peak of her career in the 1940's. Arguably unknown to many until the release of the 2003 movie Frida which was inspired by Herrera's biogr ...

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Review of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo - Hayden Herrera

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A biography of Frida Kahlo

Advantages: Enormous detail, written with both vivacity and intimacy
Disadvantages: None

A biography of the tempestuous and talented Frida Kahlo could never be a boring read, and this detailed book by Hayden Herrera recounts every moment in the life of the beautiful Mexican artist with sensitivity and intelligence. Frida Kahlo was born in ...

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Review of Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo - Hayden Herrera

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