About this book
Dimbleby embarks on a search to discover the truth about her great-grandmother, May Gaskell, her daughter Amy and the famous painter Edward Burne-Jones. Their story brings to life a turbulent piece of history covering the Boer and Great War. Dimbleby is the former wife of David and a well known cookery and travel writer. It was a Book Of The Week on BBC 4.
A chance encounter at a summer party sent Josceline Dimbleby on a quest to uncover a mystery in her own family's past. There she saw a beautiful dark portrait by the Pre-Raphaelite painter Edward Burne- Jones of her great-aunt Amy Gaskell, and she undertook to find out more her, Burne-Jones and a turbulent period in English history.