She was born on 28 July 1866, at 2 Bolton Gardens, South Kensington, London. Both her parents were descended from wealthy families who had made their fortunes in the Lancashire cotton industry. Her brother, born five years later , was sent off to boarding school, so her childhood was essentially solitary , dull and leisured. She never went to school, but spent most of her time in the nursery of the large, dark, stuffy house – once described by a cousin as “a dark Victorian mausoleum, complete with aspidistras”.
Can you guess about whom Rev. Geoff Usher is speaking?
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