Defiance: The Extraordinary Life of Lady Anne Barnard


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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.1 X 1.4 X 9.3 inches | 1.32 pounds
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About the Author

Stephen Taylor has illustrated numerous children's books, including educational publishings over a span of 20 years. He studied at the Ontario College of Art. He is also a fine artist who has showcased his art at Toronto arts festivals, including the Caribana art exhibits at the Royal Ontario Museum. Mr. Taylor was born in Dulwich, England and currently resides in Toronto, Canada with his wife and son.


Shrewd and wonderfully vivid.--Miranda Seymour, author of Mary Shelley
An eccentric life, wonderfully told. Lady Anne Barnard was a brave traveler, artist and observer. Stephen Taylor brings her brilliantly out of the shadows.--Stella Tillyard, author of A Royal Affair
Full and compelling... [A] page-turning introduction to a fascinating life.
An edifying, uncluttered, and enjoyable picture of life in Regency England.
Stephen Taylor's biography is scrupulous, affectionate and well-written... [Anne's] appetite for life speaks to us across the centuries, and she wears her affections irresistibly on her sleeve, so that her loves are our loves, and likewise her losses.--Virginia Nicholson
Taylor's biography gives a sense of both the richness of the life Anne created for herself and the melancholy that came with not conforming to expectations... [A] captivating portrait of a woman of huge courage, talent, and warmth.--Lucy Moore
Captivating... [A] sparkling portrait of a woman unapologetically ahead of her time.--Margaret Flanagan