Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang: Fifty Makers, Shakers and Heartbreakers from the Victorian Era
Art historian and author Kirsty Stonell Walker explores the colorful histories of women of the era in her book, Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang. She will introduce an enchanting and revolutionary band of women – artists, sculptors, inventors, models, wives, sisters, and muses – who provide inspiration for groundbreakers and troublemakers today.
Stonell Walker became a “historian of the Victorian,” mainly because it rhymed. In almost twenty years’ worth of study, she has written the only biography of Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s most notorious model and muse, Fanny Cornforth. In 2012, she updated the text to cover all-new research and material that has arisen since the publication of the first edition in 2006, including the BBC series Desperate Romantics. She is also the author of A Curl of Copper and Pearl, published in Spring 2014. In 2015 she published a novel, We Are Villains All, a murder mystery centered on the lives of a Victorian poet and his best friend, a photographer. She has written The Kissed Mouth blog since 2011, airing Victorian dirty linen in a humorous and thought-provoking way.
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