Lucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to Egypt by Katherine FrankLucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to Egypt by Katherine Frank

Lucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to Egypt

byKatherine Frank

Paperback | April 15, 2007

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Katherine Frank is a lecturer and acclaimed writer and biographer. She was a university lecturer for fifteen years before becoming a full-time writer, and she still lectures on a wide range of historical, political and biographical topics. She is the author of A Voyager Out (Tauris Parke Paperbacks), the highly acclaimed Indira: The ...
Title:Lucie Duff Gordon: A Passage to EgyptFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.14 × 4.89 × 1.32 inPublished:April 15, 2007Publisher:I.B. Tauris & Co LtdLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements*Family tree*Map*Prologue: The City of the Dead*Part I: Lucie Austin*Part II: Lady Duff Gordon*Interlude: Letters from the Cape*Part III: Noor ala Noor*Epilogue: The Fields of Offering*Notes*Bibliography*Index

Editorial Reviews

*Katherine Frank orchestrates her account with depth and subtlety… this biography stands as a masterpiece in its own right.*--Annette Kobak, The New York Times Book Review *I found the various strands in A Passage to Egypt woven together skilfully and poignantly… Katherine Frank has brought Lucie Duff Gordon brilliantly back to life.*--Antonia Fraser, Los Angeles Times *Katherine Frank’s biography is worthy of her subject… well written, generous, perceptive and unsentimental.*--Anthony Beevor, Daily Telegraph *Lucie Duff Gordon’s life is a rich field for a biographer, and Katherine Frank does her justice… what stays in the mind is a portrait of an exceptional woman, funny, wry, occasionally flamboyant, always generous-spirited, and firmly rooted in the social history of her day.*--Caroline Moorehead, Times Literary Supplement *Frank’s composed prose is always a pleasure, her empathy with her subject deep and moving.*--Margaret Riches, Guardian *Not only does Frank have an imagination sympathetic enough to see into the heart of her subject: she also has a travel-writer’s appreciation of how to deploy detail.*--Lucasta Miller, Independent *Katherine Frank provides a biography that illuminates her heroine’s childhood and adolescence, as well as… the better-known stories Duff Gordon wove of her unconventional life… a tale of destiny and adventure.*--Michèle Roberts, Sunday Times *This is a biography that rests on the virtues of immaculate scholarship and fluent prose.*--Kathryn Hughes, New Statesman & Society *Frank honours Lucie Duff Gordon’s intellectual vigour and makes a colourful and emotionally affecting story of her life.*--Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Literary Review *Hats should be raised to Katherine Frank’s exemplary display of what an inventive imagination can make of diligent research.*--Digby Durrant, Oldie *Thoroughly documented, this readable depiction of a fascinating woman is a worthwhile addition to general collections.*--Library Journal *The stereotypical image of Victorian women is belied by works such as this biography of Lucie Duff Gordon.*--Booklist *…absorbing account… A memorable story that will challenge images of the 19th century as a sepia-toned world inhabited by static women.*--Kirkus Reviews*This excellent biography of this remarkable woman is all that one could wish for.*--Penelope Lively