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Emma Darwin By Edna Healey

Emma Darwin by Edna Healey

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This biography of the woman Charles Darwin referred to as "twice refined gold" details her life as the granddaughter of the famous Josiah Wedgewood and her life with and influence on her husband.

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Emma Darwin: The Wife of an Inspirational Genius by Edna Healey

Much has been written about Charles Darwin but this is the first biography of his strong, intelligent wife whom he referred to as 'twice refined gold'. Emma Wedgwood, granddaughter of the famous Josiah, married Charles Darwin in 1839, three years after he returned from his extraordinary voyage on the Beagle. Their life together was intellectually exciting though overshadowed by personal tragedy. Edna Healey has discovered new, and hitherto unpublished material and has the full support of the Darwin family in writing this major biography.

Emma Darwin Reviews

,This is a profoundly touching account of an exceptional marriage' - The Sunday Times

,the splendid Edna Healey exhibited the sharpest wit and memory on the subject of the much-neglected Emma Darwin' - The Times

About Edna Healey

Edna Healey read English at Oxford and has lectured widely on literature and history. She is now a writer, broadcaster and film maker. Her book Lady Unknown, a biography of Angela Burdett-Coutts, received the Yorkshire Post Literary Award. She is married to former Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer Denis Healey.

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Emma Darwin: The Wife of an Inspirational Genius by Edna Healey
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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