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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dorothy Wordsworth Narrator: Jenny Agutter, Robin Welch Publisher: Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781780001876
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Dorothy Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth, England in 1771, one year after her famous poet brother, William, who she would become very close with over the following years. After their mother died in 1778, they were separated and did not return to the Lake District until 1794, when they spent two happy months walking around the hills near Keswick, eventually settling down near Grasmere in 1799. The journals that Dorothy kept are remarkable for the detailed observations she makes of the surrounding countryside and people, often providing glimpses of poverty and suffering, as well as displaying her complete love affair with nature. Dorothy and William lived at Dove Cottage from 1799 to 1813, and then later moved to Rydal Mount, where they resided until they passed away, William in 1850 and Dorothy five years later.

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About the Author
Author Dorothy Wordsworth

Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855) was a Romantic poet and prose writer and the sister of one of the period’s most famous poets, William Wordsworth. Dorothy was an avid naturalist and many of her works explore themes of nature. Though she did not publish during her lifetime, many of her journals and poems have been published posthumously. In later years, she struggled with addictions to opium and laudanum, and William acted as her main caretaker as her health deteriorated until his death in 1850. She died five years later.

About the Narrator

Jenny Agutter is an English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actor in the mid 1960s, starring in the BBC television series The Railway Children and the film adaptation of the same book. She moved on to adult roles with Walkabout, An American Werewolf in London, Logan’s Run, and Equus. Agutter is the winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.