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Books on Tyne - Effie: the passionate lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais £3

Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper - Effie: the passionate lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais

Married at nineteen to John Ruskin, Effie Gray found herself trapped in an unconsummated union. When her husband invited his protégé John Everett Millais to join them on holiday, Effie and Millais fell in love. She would inspire some of Millais' most haunting images, and embody Victorian society's fears about female sexuality. Writer Suzanne Fagence Cooperhas gained exclusive access to Effie's letters and diaries to reveal the reality behind the scandalous love-triangle.

 

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