A Great Task of Happiness: The Life of Kathleen Scott

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HarperCollins UK, Apr 10, 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
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Louisa Young, the best-selling author of MY DEAR I WANTED TO TELL YOU is also the granddaughter of the celebrated sculptor, Kathleen Scott. In A Great Task of Happiness: The Life of Kathleen Scott she tells us about an extraordinary woman and a celebrated artist.

Kathleen Scott led a remarkable life despite an unremarkable start as a Victorian girl in a normal, middle class family; but she went on to grab life by the reigns and lead an extraordinary life. Her gift as a celebrated sculptor, her role as wife to Captain Scott of the Antarctic and her circle of artistic influencers was quite something.

And here, in this biography, is captured the energy of a life lived to the brim, and a masterly account of a woman who up until now was only known as an explorer’s widow.

Discover the story of Kathleen Scott.


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Four Babies Are Being Born
Six Vagabonding in Greece
Seven Frighteningly in Love with CaptainScott Eight Darling I Will be Good When Were Married Nine Married Life Ten Going South
Sixteen Sculpting and Dancing
Seventeen Second Husband Second Son Eighteen The Thirties

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About the author (2014)

Louisa Young was born in London and read history at Trinity College, Cambridge. She lives in London with her daughter, with whom she co-wrote the best-selling Lionboy trilogy, and is the author of eleven previous books including the bestselling novel My Dear, I Wanted to Tell You, which was shortlisted for the Costa Novel of the Year and the Wellcome Prize, a Richard and Judy Book Club choice, and the first ever winner of the Galaxy Audiobook of the Year.

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