Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Brookes lecturer publishes Rossetti family biography

Wednesday, 07 December 2011


Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century literature, Dinah Roe, has just published a family biography of the Rossettis: The Rossettis In Wonderland: A Victorian Family History (Haus, October 2011). Using unpublished archival material, and funded by research grants from Arts Council England and the Society of Authors, The Rossettis In Wonderland describes the Rossetti family and their rise to fame and influence against the vividly realised background of Victorian London. Each member of this Anglo-Italian family, and their social circle, has an interesting story to tell individually, but collectively, their stories paint a portrait of an era. Dinah will be appearing on the BBC Radio 3 poetry programme The Verb in December to talk about the Rossettis’ poetry.