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Kathryn Hughes is the author of George Eliot: The Last Victorian, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, and The Victorian Governess, which remains the standard text on the subject. Educated at Oxford University, she holds a Ph.D. in Victorian studies and now teaches biographical studies at the University of East Anglia. She is a Guardian book critic.

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The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton
The First Domestic Goddess
Written by Kathryn Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $18.95

In Victorian England there was only one fail-safe authority on matters ranging from fashion to puddings to scullery maids: Beeton’s Book of Household Management. In this delightful, superbly researched biography, award-winning historian Kathryn Hughes pulls back the lace curtains to reveal the woman behind the book—Mrs. Beeton, the first domestic diva... Read more >
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