Marian Veevers lives in the Lake District, just five miles from Grasmere, and works for the Wordsworth Trust. She lectures on Dorothy Wordsworth and is the author of several novels set in Georgian England under the pseudonym Anna Dean, including Bellfield Hall and A Gentleman of Fortune.
An intelligent and sometimes searing portrait of two pivotal women in English literature. Veevers's writing flows effortlessly and sustains interest by moving back and forth between the two women. An admirably researched, sensitive study of authors Jane Austen and Dorothy Wordsworth. Readers familiar with Austen will easily fall in love with Wordsworth as a character in this storied version of the women's lives, and scholars will discover new ways of looking at both women's relationships with their families.