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Kathryn Hughes is the author of George Eliot: The Last Victorian, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography, and The Victorian Governess, which remains the standard text on the subject. Educated at Oxford University, she holds a Ph.D. in Victorian studies and now teaches biographical studies at the University of East Anglia. She is a Guardian book critic.

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Beeton, -- Mrs. -- (Isabella Mary), -- 1836-1865.
Home economists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Home economics -- England -- History.
Cookery, English -- History.