This intriguing story is written using letters and poems written at the time of the love affair of John Keats and Fanny Brawne, although Keats and Fanny were only in each other's company for about three months of the two years that they were involved with each other. None of her letters to the poet have survived, but his to her have, as have those that Fanny Brawne wrote to Frances (Fanny) Keats, John Keats' young sister, after the poet's death. Through this correspondence the whole of their tragic love affair is revealed. The spelling and punctuation is as used by the letter writers.
- About The Author - Peter Davey was born on the 3rd of July 1931 - His childhood spent during times of austerity and war, times both exciting and dangerous. From the age of four he was plagued with an illness that often confined him to bed. Although much of his early education was disrupted he became an avid reader developing a vivid imagination. From the time of his school days an interest in poetry and literature developed. After an apprenticeship he went into business on his own account, trading as Davey Bros. & Co. 'Ipswich' Ltd. a firm that has just enjoyed fifty years of successful trading. During his business life he travelled within Japan where he met Mari his Japanese wife. When time allowed he wrote poetry and short stories; some published but most lie unloved. After retirement in 1996 he took to writing seriously. Peter has been an active member of 'The Suffolk Poetry Society' for a number of years, and is the secretary for the Portfolio Group - a workshop by correspondence. This Keats book is a small part of a large manuscript running to 300 thousand words and its hoped that three more books about John Keats his relations and friends will be published in due course.
Contents Information on the llustrations 7 Acknowledgements 9 Chronology of the Life and Times of John Keats 11 People Who Appear in This Story 19 Wentworth Place, Hampstead, Known as Keats House 23 Bo-Peep, Hastings 27 Preface 30 Isabella Jones, the 'Hastings Lady' 51 Frances Brawne (Fanny) 79 British Artists, Poets and Writers: Contemporaries of John Keats 156 Keats Poems Mentioned in This Book 168
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