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Those Wild Wyndhams

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Those Wild Wyndhams by Claudia Renton
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Nov 05, 2019 | ISBN 9781101872567

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“Renton brings the subjects of John Singer Sargent’s famous painting The Wyndham Sisters vividly to life in this captivating collective biography. Beautiful, intelligent, witty, and liberated for their time and place, this charming trio collectively defied Victorian and Edwardian conventions.” —Booklist

 “Renton’s nimble touch never fails. . . . Her portrait, no less than Sargent’s, is a triumph of observation, insight, and erudition … Renton’s descriptions are as evocative as they are informative.” —The Washington Post
“Wonderful. . . . A magnificently skillful biography of this trio of sexy sisters and the politically turbulent context of their lives. Renton demonstrates her scholarship with butterfly-winged elegance as she tells the story of a generation of Imperialist Victorians Suffused with privilege, power, money and sex that eventually ended in tragedy.” —Evening Standard (UK)

“Renton never loses sight of the bigger historical picture. She sets the sisters’ fabulously privileged and sometimes troubled lives against the convulsions of home and international politics through which they lived. The result is an impeccably researched, beautifully written and compellingly readable biography.” —Daily Mail (UK)

“An accomplished literary debut, a spirited and captivating history of the lives and loves of aristocrats in Victorian/Edwardian Britain. . . . Richly detailed. . . . A sparkling family portrait and riveting history.” —Kirkus
“Mesmerizing. . . . The exploits of the fictional Crawley sisters of the PBS series Downton Abbey pale in comparison to the colorful, often scandalous lives led by the real Wyndham siblings as recounted by first-time author Renton in this captivating biography.” —Library Journal

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