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Patricia Craig

6 March 1986
Breaking silence: Lesbian Nuns on Convent Sexuality 
edited by Rosemary Curb and Nancy Manahan.
Columbus, 371 pp., £9.95, September 1985, 0 86287 255 3
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... RosemaryCurb and Nancy Manahan (a well-named pair) have assembled the testimonies of a lot of naughty American nuns and ex-nuns who chafed under the restrictions of convent life. One restriction in particular ...

Shaving-Pot in Waiting

Rosemary​ Hill: Victoria’s Albert

23 February 2012
Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert and the Death That Changed the Monarchy 
by Helen Rappaport.
Hutchinson, 336 pp., £20, November 2011, 978 0 09 193154 4
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Albert 
by Jules Stewart.
I.B. Tauris, 276 pp., £19.99, October 2011, 978 1 84885 977 7
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... Kent had been in life, her death, nine months before Albert’s and much more foreseeable, had plunged Victoria into agonies of flamboyant distress which only her husband had been able to get her to curb. Rappaport is perhaps rather harsh about this, seeing it as an overreaction or, as she puts it, an ‘orgy of grief’. Yet Victoria had lost her father as a baby and who can say what anxieties ...

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