Books About New Hampshire
The Island Queen: Celia Thaxter Of The Isles Of Shoals

Older, Julia
(Appledore Books, 1994)

This biographical novel focuses on the poet, Celia Laighton Thaxter, who died in 1894. After marrying her childhood tutor, Levi Thaxter, she returned each summer to the Isles of Shoals to help run the family hotel. Many well-known writers, such as Charles Dickens & John Greenleaf Whittier, her constant companion, mentor and secret love, stayed at the hotel and attended her soirees, both literary and musical. Julia Older, author of two poetry collections, brings this romantic literary era to life in her very readable first novel.
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