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Dunn, Jane.

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Sir William Temple [1628-99] and Dorothy Osborne [1627-95] were what we'd call "star-crossed lovers," with families on opposite sides of the civil war ragingin Britain. doing everything they could to keep them apart. Yet they went on to enjoy a marriage and sophisticated partnership. They survived the Great Fire of London, the Black Plague, the death of their children, and a unique time of political chaos. Dunn uses contemporary source material, and extensively, Dorothy's letters, to bring to life this remarkable couple. Alfred A. Knopf, NY. 2008. Hb, Dj. NEW. $8.00