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SECRET SISTERHOOD: THE HIDDEN FRIENDSHIPS OF AUSTEN, BRONTE, ELIOT AND WOOLF, A

Synopsis

Drawing on letters and diaries, some of which have never been published before, this book reveals Jane Austen’s bond with a family servant, Anne Sharp; how Charlotte Brontë was inspired by the daring feminist Mary Taylor; the relationship between George Eliot and the author Harriet Beecher Stowe; and the friendship of Virginia Woolf and Katherine Mansfield – a pair too often dismissed as bitter foes.