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The Boyds

The Boyds (Paperback)

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This 'family biography' by award-winning writer Brenda Niall traces the emergence of an extraordinary artistic tradition. She places the Boyds in their historical and personal contexts, tells the interwoven stories of their brilliant careers, and analyses the shaping influences on their lives. Most remarkable is the story, told here for the first time, of heiress Emma Millsandmdash;a convict's daughter who in 1855 married William O Beckett, son of Victoria's first Chief Justice, and as the family's much-loved matriarch, promoted the artistic careers of her family. Niall's narrative shifts the spotlight from one family member to another, showing the dramatic changes in the family fortunes by moving between a sequence of Boyd family houses in Australian and Europeandmdash;a Wiltshire manor house, a farm in Yarra Glen, a pottery in Murumbeena, Arthur Boyd's Suffolk retreat, David Boyd's olive grove in the South of France and, finally, Bundanoon near Nowraandmdash;the homestead that Arthur Boyd gave to the Australian people. The Boyds is based on family papers, letters and diaries and a wide range of interviews.

Moving from 1840s Melbourne to the present day, it covers a vast territory while reading with the ease of a novel.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: c 1800 to c 1900Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesHistory of art: from c 1900 -BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryHistory & PoliticsLocal interest, family history & nostalgiaFamily history, tracing ancestors Publisher: Melbourne University Press Publication Date: 01/03/2007 ISBN-13: 9780522853841  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 30/03/2007.  

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