Dinah Birch: A Victorian Naturalist, 19 September 2002
Show More Glimpses of the Wonderful: The Life of Philip Henry Gosse 1810-88 by Ann Thwaite.
Faber, 387 pp., £25, October 2002, 0 571 19328 5Show More
“... as a record of educational and religious conditions which, having passed away, will not return’. Ann Thwaite’s 1984 biography of Edmund Gosse was already sceptical about such claims, but what had been a small skirmish in that book is the central campaign here. Fortunately, the Gosse family were inveterate letter-writers and journal-keepers, and not ...”