‘Effie Gray, Fair Maid of Perth’ by Linda Randall
‘Effie Gray, Fair Maid of Perth’ is the first book by UEA alumna Linda Randall, and has just been published by Melrose Books. Linda (pictured) read Modern and Medieval Languages at Cambridge and has taught French, Italian and English as a Foreign Language at home and abroad. She completed the UEA MA in Life-Writing in 2006 and won an Escalator Literature Award in 2009. ‘Effie Gray, Fair Maid of Perth’ is a biography of the wife of Victorian art critic John Ruskin, whom she took to court for non-consummation of marriage before subsequently marrying the pre-Raphaelite painter John Everett Millais. The book was shortlisted in manuscript for the Tony Lothian Biographers' Club Prize in 2009.