Mrs. King

Mrs. King

The Life and Times of Isabel Mackenzie King

Book - 1997
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Publisher: Toronto : Viking, 1997
ISBN: 9780670866748
0670866741
Branch Call Number: 971.05 KIN NVD
Characteristics: xiv, 386 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm

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An excellent biography, as biographies go. Was Isabel a worthy subject for a biography? The book is more about the whole King family than it is about Isabel herself. I took exception to Gray's criticism of Isabel, and sometimes the family, as being 'selfish'. She was a woman of her times. She did not launch her children in what we would consider a healthy independent adulthood and her lack of insight into her own psycho-social needs which were not met by her husband was pitiful but not selfish. Otherwise I love the frank treatment of the life stories of these historical figures. I am glad I did not have to raise a family in those 'romantic' times.

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lkel58
Nov 12, 2009

Really enjoyed this book - the author has a great writing style that makes the storytelling of history so compelling.

nellie Nov 07, 2007

I really enjoyed this biography both as an insight to the mind of King and his mother, and to the time period, of which I've done some research.

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