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The Life of Kathleen Scott

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A GREAT TASK OF HAPPINESS: THE LIFE OF KATHLEEN SCOTT

Hydraulic Press of London 2012

Louisa Young is publishing a revised edition of her grandmother's biography -  first published in 1995 by Macmillan - to celebrate the Centenary of Captain Scott's last expedition. Famous for being his widow, Kathleen was also a talented professional sculptor who studied in Paris with Rodin. She led a very adventurous and unusual life for a woman of her time, and made friends with people as diverse as Bernard Shaw, Fritjof Nansen, the WW1 Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and dancer Isadora Duncan.

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THE BOOK OF THE HEART


Flamingo 2002

What is the connection between Cupid and Damien Hirst? Why did Richard the Lionheart want his heart and bones buried thousands of miles apart? How did Plato's image of the heart having chambers lead to mediaeval nuns having mystic visions of marrying Christ? Read more