The Rose of Norfolk by Ursula Bloom

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Parson Extraordinary, Ursula Bloom’s recent biography of her father the Reverend Harvey Bloom, achieved such notable success that Miss Bloom has now written the story of her great-grandmother, a woman as startling and as controversial as her father. Frances Graver was born in 1809, of the union of a farmer of Norfolk and a gypsy woman. Raised by her devoted father she grew to be a beautiful young woman known to the many artists who painted her as The Rose of Norfolk. Despite the handicap of her birth Frances Graver was presented at the Court of George IV and became the wife of a Royal Chaplain. Her exquisite manners and gaiety made her friends wherever she went, though she retained that restless impulsive nature inherited from her gypsy mother whom she was to meet but once in unusual circumstances

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Bound in blue cloth with silver titling to the spine. In the same way all her eight children save Mary and Tom inherited her nature. Fenella was flighty, Fluster cared for no one but herself, and Sarah had a furtive affair. It was a gay and daring family. Life to them was full of merriment which ended only with Fanny’s death. Ursula Bloom’s countless readers will find in this biography of a truly remarkable woman a worthy successor to Parson Extraordinary. Unclipped dust jacket is in good condition but there is some creasing, scuffing and some minor tears, although well protected by its plastic cover. Ex library book sitll containing the library card attached to the first page. Crack to the rear hinge. Contents leaning slightly. Pages 14 and 15 have their page numbers crossed out in ink. Some pages creased when readers marked their progress in the book. Hardcover. Published by Robert Hale 1964

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Weight 0.455 kg