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Charles Dickens' favorite daughter : the life, loves and art of Katey Dickens Perugini

Hawksley, Lucinda2013
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Lucinda Hawksley is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, and her fascination with his daughter Katey began when she was organising and curating an exhibition of her paintings in 2002 at the Dickens House Museum. This incredibly rich, in-depth biography covers the span of Katey’s life: from her childhood as an adored member of the Dickens family, to her father’s affair and the complicated breakdown of her parent’s marriage, to her own marriage first to Charlie Collins (Wilkie Collins’ brother) and then after his death to handsome Italian artist Carlo Perugini, her friendships with William Thackeray and George Bernard Shaw, and finally her life as a renowned portrait painter who exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy.
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