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Fanny Kemble Makes Foreword’s Outstanding List

Deirdre David’s Fanny Kemble: A Performed Life is number 6 in Foreword magazine’s annual list of Outstanding University Press Books. Critic Peter Skinner writes:

David skillfully analyzes Kemble’s love-hate relationship with the theater and unravels the complex tale of her marriage to planter Pierce Butler (of "languid charm and wealth"), followed by her violent opposition to slavery.