I came across this hardcover in a Goodwill store today and was stumped. Obviously Fanny was such a notable Victorian a whole book was written about her by Margaret Armstrong – yet I’d never heard of her.
It sounds like she led a fascinating life.
From Wikipedia :
“Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble (27 November 1809 – 15 January 1893) was a notable British actress from a theatre family in the early and mid-19th century. She was a well-known and popular writer, whose published works included plays,
“Numerous books have been written about Fanny Kemble and her family, including Deirdre David’s A Performed Life (2007) and Vanessa Dickerson’s inclusion of Kemble in Dark Victorians (2008). Earlier works were Fanny Kemble (1933) by Leota Stultz Driver and Fanny Kemble: A Passionate Victorian (1938) by Margaret Armstrong”