A Great Task of Happiness The Life of Kathleen Scott

A Great Task of Happiness The Life of Kathleen Scott

Louisa Young / Oct 20, 2019

A Great Task of Happiness The Life of Kathleen Scott First published in by Macmillan this is the biography of Kathleen Scott written by her granddaughter the novelist Louisa Young author of My Dear I Wanted to Tell You HarperCollins UK Famous fo

  • Title: A Great Task of Happiness The Life of Kathleen Scott
  • Author: Louisa Young
  • ISBN: 9781470986896
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • First published in 1995 by Macmillan, this is the biography of Kathleen Scott, written by her granddaughter the novelist Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted to Tell You HarperCollins UK Famous for being Captain Scott of the Antarctic s widow, Kathleen was also a talented professional sculptor who studied in Paris with Rodin She led a very adventurous and unusualFirst published in 1995 by Macmillan, this is the biography of Kathleen Scott, written by her granddaughter the novelist Louisa Young, author of My Dear I Wanted to Tell You HarperCollins UK Famous for being Captain Scott of the Antarctic s widow, Kathleen was also a talented professional sculptor who studied in Paris with Rodin She led a very adventurous and unusual life for a woman of her time, and made friends with people as diverse as Bernard Shaw, Fritjof Nansen, the WW1 Prime Minister Herbert Asquith and dancer Isadora Duncan Her sons were Sir Peter Scott the naturalist and writer, and politician Wayland Young, Lord Kennet The biography is based on diaries Kathleen started in 1910 for Scott to read on his return after his death she continued writing them, covering politics, exploration, art and her friends and family 2012 is the 100th anniversary of Scott s last expedition, and this new and revised edition is published in celebration The Times described the book as an enthralling life.

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      • Louisa Young

        Louisa Young was a journalist for some years Her first book was A Great Task of Happiness 1995 , the life of Kathleen Bruce, her grandmother, the sculptor and wife of Scott of the Antarctic She followed that with her Egyptian trilogy of novels Baby Love which was listed for the Orange Prize , Desiring Cairo and Tree of Pearls They were followed by The Book of the Heart, a cultural history of our most symbolic organ She has also published a trilogy of children s novels, written with her ten year old daughter under the pseudonym Zizou Corder.Her 2011 bestseller My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2011 and the Wellcome Book Prize, was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice, and the first ever winner of the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year.She lives in London with her daughter.louisayoung aboutml


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    1. bbc/programmes/b01d28pqDescription: The Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott died a hundred years ago, leaving behind a fascinating and talented wife, the sculptor Kathleen Scott. Jenny Coverack's trilogy of readings is adapted from her own one-woman stage play, written with Robert Edwards, based on Kathleen Scott's autobiography and journals. These begin with Kathleen's unconventional childhood, when she was farmed out to relatives, before she took the bold and at the time unconventional deci [...]


    2. From BBC radio 4:The Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott died a hundred years ago, leaving behind a fascinating and talented wife, the sculptor Kathleen Scott. Jenny Coverack's trilogy of readings is adapted from her own one-woman stage play, written with Robert Edwards, based on Kathleen Scott's autobiography and journals. These begin with Kathleen's unconventional childhood, when she was farmed out to relatives, before she took the bold and at the time unconventional decision to go to Paris [...]



    3. This biography of Young’s grandmother, the sculptor Kathleen Scott, covers many extraordinary decades in European history, as lived by many extraordinary people. With access to Kathleen’s private papers Young has created an intimate portrait of a woman of her time and milieu, of great talent and, perhaps, all-too human flaws. Using her best novelist’s skills, Young brings to life historical figures such as Kathleen’s first husband, Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott, to portray him a [...]


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