London and Southern Group Book Club: Book voting list for 2016

The London and Southern Group Book Club invites all PRS members to contribute to our book list. Each meeting, members vote for their favourite books from the list, to determine the book for the next club meeting. All PRS members are welcome to attend the books club meetings, which are held on evenings and weekends throughout the year in central London.

We encourage you to email Madeleine, the London and Southern Group coordinator, at with your favourite Pre-Raphaelite fiction and non-fiction works before December 31st.

This year’s books were Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth by Kirsty Stonell Walker, Rossetti’s Wombat: Pre-Raphaelites and Australian Animals in Victorian London by John Simons, and A Circle of Sisters by Judith Flanders (meeting to be held October 1st).

Our current list is below, with Amazon links:

Violet: The Story of the Irrepressible Violet Hunt and Her Circle by Barbara Belford
The Legend of Elizabeth Siddal by Jan Marsh
Possession by A. S. Byatt
Mortal Love by Elizabeth Hand
Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers
Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives Of The Pre Raphaelites by Franny Moyle
Pre-Raphaelites in Love by Gay Daly
Lizzie Siddal by Lucinda Hawksley
The Dreaming Damozel by Mollie Hardwick
Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris
The Stones of Venice by John Ruskin
Ivy by Julie Hearn
Pre-Raphaelites at Home by Pamela Todd
Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais by Suzanne Fagence Cooper
Angel with Bright Hair by Paula Batchelor
Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poets and Politics by Isobel Armstrong
The Pre-Raphaelites: From Rossetti to Ruskin by Dinah Roe
The Rossettis in Wonderland by Dinah Roe
My Grandfather, His Wives and Loves by Diana Holman-Hunt
The Renaissance Studies in Art and Poetry by Walter Pater
Into The Frame: The Four Loves of Ford Madox Brown by Angela Thirlwell
A Pre-Raphaelite Journey: The Art of Eleanor Fortescue-Brickdale by Pamela Gerrish Nunn


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