A fascinating portrait of Darwin's granddaughter, a key figure in the artistic and intellectual worlds of Cambridge and Bloomsbury.
Frances Spalding is an art historian, critic and biographer. Her books include acclaimed biographies of the painters Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and Stevie Smith. She has written a history of the Tate Gallery and was the editor of Charleston magazine. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art.
"A sympathetic, fastidious and beautifully produced biography...a fascinating portrait of an unusual woman...exquisite" -- Robert McCrum * Observer * "This stylishly produced biography is an objet d'art in its own right, while Spalding's prose adopts the economy of the illustrations: austere, pragmatic and wholly devoid of ostentation" * Guardian * "Moving biography" * Sunday Telegraph * "Fine study of Darwin's grand-daughter and her role in the Bloomsbury movement" * Observer *