Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #Biograpghy The Real George Eliot by Lisa Tippings @penswordbooks

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Another strong (female) author who was way ahead of her time!

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The Real George Elliot by Lisa Tippings

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The Real George Eliot is a biography written by Lisa Tippings. For as long as I can remember, I have known that George Eliot was the pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, The Mill On The Floss being her most famous book.

I believe my love of the book and author began from a BBC costume drama shown on Sunday afternoons during my childhood; however, I can recall very little of the story and in my mind the image of a mill and a stream get muddled with another childhood image, Constable’s Haywain. So reading this book and learning about the life of Mary Ann and how much of her upbringing and experiences probably influenced her writing was very interesting.

The book also contains several black and white photographs from landmarks and places associated with Mary’s life. I haven’t spent any time…

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7 thoughts on “Rosie’s #Bookreview Of #Biograpghy The Real George Eliot by Lisa Tippings @penswordbooks

  1. I’ve not read anything by George Eliot. Strange, since we had plenty of Brontes and Austen presented to us at school, along with Hardy and Dickens (and a Shaespeare play every year). I wonder why Eliot didnt get on the syllabus?

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  2. She was such a fascinating person, woman, and writer. I’ve read about her elsewhere, particularly about her affair and disregard for the norms of the time. The book sounds fascinating. Thanks for sharing the review, Noelle.

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