The Family Genius
"No family should have less than three children. If there is one genius among them, there should be two to support him." The life of Jacqueline du Pré is an enticing subject for biography. Child prodigy turned superstar cellist, du Pré came from a highly musical family, studied with the greatest musicians in the world, married the pianist Daniel Barenboim during Israel's Six Day War in 1967--and was struck down by multiple sclerosis in 1973, at the age of 28.
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This is a new biography on the Thackeray family in the early to mid-nineteenth century, with a focus on the shared family life that defined father and daughters alike. It is a companion volume to "Memory and Legacy". John Aplin resigned from his position as Head of the Department of Performing Arts at Brunel University in 2001 to pursue independent research on the Thackeray family.