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The Water Doctor's Daughter. Signed by the Author

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London. ROBERT HALE LTD, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: As New. 234 x 160 mm. Signed by the author with dedication to the title page

The fascinating tale of Dr James Marsden, a wealthy nineteenth-century homeopathist and water-cure practitioner, and his troubled family life. Though Marsden s children grew up knowing some of the most famous personalities of the day, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson, they were severely emotionally deprived. Their mother had died in childbirth and Marsden himself was both self-absorbed and autocratic. In 1852 he employed French born Celestine Doudet as a governess. Doudet came highly recommended, having once served as wardrobe mistress to Queen Victoria. Within weeks she had accused the doctor s five young daughters of self-abuse . Marsden urged the governess to do everything in her power to cure them, condoning the use of physical restraints and insisting on a rigid homeopathic diet aimed at decreasing sensuality. By the autumn of 1853 Marian Marsden and her sister Lucy were dead and the governess was charged with manslaughter and cruelty. Two sensational trials followed, but who was more culpable the girls father or their governess?.

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Signed by Author
Author(s):
Conolly Pauline
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Hardback
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London. ROBERT HALE LTD, 2013. Hardback. Book Condition: As New. 234 x 160 mm. Signed by the author with dedication to the title page

The fascinating tale of Dr James Marsden, a wealthy nineteenth-century homeopathist and water-cure practitioner, and his troubled family life. Though Marsden s children grew up knowing some of the most famous personalities of the day, including Charles Darwin and Alfred Tennyson, they were severely emotionally deprived. Their mother had died in childbirth and Marsden himself was both self-absorbed and autocratic. In 1852 he employed French born Celestine Doudet as a governess. Doudet came highly recommended, having once served as wardrobe mistress to Queen Victoria. Within weeks she had accused the doctor s five young daughters of self-abuse . Marsden urged the governess to do everything in her power to cure them, condoning the use of physical restraints and insisting on a rigid homeopathic diet aimed at decreasing sensuality. By the autumn of 1853 Marian Marsden and her sister Lucy were dead and the governess was charged with manslaughter and cruelty. Two sensational trials followed, but who was more culpable the girls father or their governess?.

Added value:
Signed by Author
Author(s):
Conolly Pauline
Condition:
As new
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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