- September 2013 · 144pages · 216x138mm
- ·Paperback - 9780708326725
- · eBook - epub - 9781783161102
- · eBook - mobi - 9781783161119
- · eBook - pdf - 9780708326794
This is a new edition of David Painting's biography of Amy Dillwyn, first published in 1987. This is a very accessible biography of a remarkable woman, Amy Dillwyn (1845 - 1935); who was born into one of Swansea's most distinguished families, and became a leading industrialist and also novelist. Based largely on her diaries, it traces the life of a woman of exceptional spirit and personality who inherited her father's bankrupt business but learnt to make her way in a man's world.
. . a thoroughly readable and entertaining account of a quite remarkable Victorian gentlewoman ... Welsh History Review