Defiance

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ISBN
9780571311125
Published
06/07/2017
9780571311125
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
400

About the Book

Poet and musician, artist and hostess, Lady Anne Barnard lived at the heart of Georgian society. High-born yet egalitarian, she travelled to France to observe the Revolution, rejected numerous suitors, and lived independently. Her curious ways attracted gossip right into her final years when she raised an illegitimate child at her home in Berkeley Square. Written with full access to her previously unseen private papers and unpublished memoirs, Defiance shows Lady Anne to be one of the unheralded chroniclers and pioneering women of her time.
Poet and musician, artist and hostess, Lady Anne Barnard lived at the heart of Georgian society. High-born yet egalitarian, she travelled to France to observe the Revolution, rejected numerous suitors, and lived independently. Her curious ways attracted gossip right into her final years when she raised an illegitimate child at her home in Berkeley Square. Written with full access to her previously unseen private papers and unpublished memoirs, Defiance shows Lady Anne to be one of the unheralded chroniclers and pioneering women of her time.
  • Stephen Taylor

    Stephen Taylor is a writer  of biography, history and travel. He has an enduring connection with Africa, where he was born and which provided the setting for his first four book, but in recent years he has turned to people and events from the Georgian age. These themes come together in his latest book, the first comprehensive life of Lady Anne Barnard. A former foreign correspondent for The Times in South-East Asia and Australia as well as Africa, he plays the piano poorly but persistently, sings in a choir, lives in Berkshire and is married with with a son, a daughter and a grandson.

“An eccentric life, wonderfully told. Lady Anne Barnard was a brave traveller, artist and observer. Stephen Taylor brings her brilliantly out of the shadows.”
- Stella Tillyard
“An elegant and vivid book which will surely bring its subject the fame she deserves.”
- Frances Wilson, TLS

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