'Jan Marsh's publication is the easiest researched and fullest biography of Rossetti we have now but had.' Fiona MacCarthy, New York overview of Books
'Although by no means officially a part of the Pre-Raphaelite poetic college, which incorporated her brother Gabriel, William Morris, and Algernon Swinburne, Christina Rossetti has continuously been associated with it. [Jan Marsh] provides complete realization to either the person and her certain number of exceptional and devotional poetry... Marsh delineates an attractive individual whereas analyzing her adolescent anxious breakdown, abortive engagement to a lapsed Catholic painter, annoyed love for an absentminded pupil, and relationships together with her religious yet hearty sister, Maria, and together with her brothers... The author's regular, sympathetic direction via Rossetti's divided existence allows readers to delve into the serious and unique self such a lot absolutely expressed in her poetry.' Kirkus Review
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