Tom Crewe: The Unrelenting Bensons, 19 April 2017
Show More A Very Queer Family Indeed: Sex, Religion and the Bensons in Victorian Britain by Simon Goldhill.
Chicago, 337 pp., £24.50, October 2016, 978 0 226 39378 0Show More
“... passionate bonds: somewhere on the scene was always an Ellen, Annie, Charlotte, Ethel, Susan, Lucy. Most of these friendships began with what Minnie called the ‘My God, what a woman!’ stage, progressing from awe-struck enthusiasm to endless letter-writing, pet-names and hand-kissing. It’s doubtful they went much further, though it is clear that ...”