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A Circle of Sisters

(2001)
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THE MACDONALD SISTERS--Alice, Georgiana, Agnes, and Louisa--started life in the teeming ranks of the lower-middle classes, denied the advantages of education and the expectation of social advancement. Yet as wives and mothers they would connect a famous painter, a president of the Royal Academy, a prime minister, and the uncrowned poet laureate of the Empire. Georgiana and Alice married, respectively, the pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne-Jones and the arts administrator Edward Poynter; Louisa gave birth to future prime minister Stanley Baldwin, and Alice was mother to Rudyard Kipling. "A Circle of Sisters brings to life four women living at a privileged moment in history. Their progress from obscurity to imperial grandeur indicates the vitality of nineteenth-century Britain: a society abundant with possibility. From their homes in India, America, and England, the sisters formed a network that, through the triumphs and tragedies of their families and the Empire, uniquely endured.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne Jones, Agnes Poynter, and Louisa Baldwin
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-393-05210-9 / 978-0-393-05210-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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August 2001 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Circle of Sisters
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-670-88673-4 / 978-0-670-88673-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

February 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter, and Louisa Baldwin
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-393-34310-3 / 978-0-393-34310-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company Mar-01-2005
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May 2002 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin
Author(s): Judith Flanders
ISBN: 0-14-028489-3 / 978-0-14-028489-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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Kindle Editions

May 2002 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Circle of Sisters: Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin
Author(s): Judith Flanders
Publisher: Penguin
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