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Hester: The Remarkable Life of Dr Johnson's 'Dear Mistress'

By: Ian McIntyre

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Constable & Robinson: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03686

ISBN: 1845294491

Condition: Near Fine


Hester Thrale,s relationship with Samuel Johnson has been the subject of endless speculation. She was his sparring partner, his most intimate confidante, his ' Dear Mistress' - and one of the most remarkable women of her time. There is light marking to the fore-edge of the text block. The D/W shows light shelf wear and is price clipped. View more info

Wits and Wives: Dr Johnson in the Company of Women

By: Kate Chisholm

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04315

ISBN: 0701169044

Condition: Very Good


By looking again at Dr Johnson through the eyes of an extraordinary cast of female characters, we can discover the essential and unexpected Johnson. Kate Chisholm also brilliantly brings to life an exceptional moment in the history of women when, for a short period, talent, wit and independence were not only possible but rewarded. The pages edges are tanned. View more info