The Impossible Life of Mary Benson




    Biography Christianity

    The Impossible Life of Mary Benson

    Rodney Bolt

    Atlantic 2012

    Paperback 384pp Illustrated

    9781843548621   Product Code: 19967

    The wife of the 'relentlessly successful' Archbishop Edward White Benson and mother to six remarkable children, including the archaeologist Margaret Benson, poet AC Benson and novelist EF Benson, Mary 'Ben' Benson (1841-1918) was herself considered 'the cleverest woman in Europe' by none other than William Gladstone. Rodney Bolt's much-acclaimed biography paints a vivid portrait of Ben and embraces her whole 'unpermissably gifted' family.

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