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Friday, 2 May 2014

BOOKS: The Wild Wyndhams - Claudia Renton

Those Wild Wyndhams by Claudia Renton, "Three Sisters at the Heart of Power" - The writing is sometimes clumsy but it is a riveting book. The subtitle is not what makes this book but the vitality of the sisters' mother - and her daughters who all lived life to the full in equal and diverse ways, the sisters were unconventional members of the Souls, they followed their hearts but fulfilled their ambitions. They were a Jungian psychotic dream on complication, eccentricity, beauty and charm - all in evidence in some of their descendants! 

The book starts in Victorian times and gives a very clear picture of attitudes, the loss of loved ones in WWI - it ends with WWII, quite a span. 

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