John and Josephine Bowes: The Creation of The Bowes Museum
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John and Josephine Bowes: The Creation of The Bowes Museum £10
The remarkable story of John Bowes, illegitimate son of the 1oth Earl of Strathmore, and Josephine Benoite Coffin-Chevallier, founders of The Bowes Museum, is told in a detailed and entertaining account, taking the reader from the sparsely populated Teesdale countryside in 1811 to the upper echelons of fashionable society in Paris in the 1860's. The result of this extraordinary love story was The Bowes Museum.
Caroline CHapman vividly portrays the characters and interests of John and Josephine Bowes, weaving their story against the backdrop of nineteenth century Paris.
Softback, 168 pp, colour images.