Baker & Taylor Traces the lives and influences of the four MacDonald sisters of nineteenth-century Britain, citing their origins in the poorly educated lower-middle class, their identities as the wives or mothers of famous artists and leaders, and the social changes that enabled their achievements. 10,000 first printing.
Blackwell North Amer The Macdonald sisters - Alice, Georgiana, Agnes and Louisa - started life precariously stationed in the teeming ranks of the lower-middle class. They were denied the advantage of a traditional education, or the expectation of social advancement. Yet, as wives and mothers, they were to connect a famous painter, a president of the Royal Academy, a prime minister and a poet. Georgiana and Agnes married, respectively, Edward Burne-Jones and Edward Poynter; Louisa gave birth to Stanley Baldwin, whilst Alice was the mother of Rudyard Kipling.