Wordsworth’s Exquisite Sister

by Marjorie Wynn

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/15/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781982286644
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 170
ISBN : 9781982286651

About the Book

This is a biography of Dorothy, sister to William Wordsworth and shows how Dorothy may have contributed her own ideas to William’s poetry. Her detailed observations of their natural surroundings can be seen in her journals. Having lost their parents at an early age the two bonded together and stayed together for most of their lives, even after William’s marriage to Mary. I wanted to point out their closeness. The story is told from Miss Wordsworth’s old age when her health was deteriorating both mentally and physically. The title I have chosen ‘Wordsworth’s Exquisite Sister’ is a quote made by their close friend, Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

About the Author

Marjorie Wynn was born and educated in south Manchester. In 1959 she married and subsequently moved to live in North Wales. She had her first success as a writer with the publication of several book for children in conjunction with her artist/illustrator husband. After a career in Adult Education she took up writing again and her successes include articles for local and nations magazines including Period House, Country Quest, Active Life, Eva and Together with Children. Since her retirement from full-time teaching Marjorie has run Creative Writing classes for several local groups and produces articles on local history, travel, country life, humorous pieces and biography. She has a keen interest in music and the theatre and occasionally sings with a traditional jazz band. She has also taken part in many amateur dramatic productions.