The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton

The Secret Life of Mrs. Beeton

DVD - 2007
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Based on the life of Isabella Beeton, author of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management and the most famous cookbook author in British history. Isabella was an accomplished business woman who died when she was only 28. Traces Isabella's transformation from young wife, to magazine journalist, to publishing phenomenon. Find out how a woman who couldn't cook ended up producing the world's most famous recipe book. Discover the dark secret that led to her early death.
Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : British Broadcasting Corp. ; Distributed by PBS Home Video, c2007
ISBN: 9780793693542
0793693543
Branch Call Number: DVD 791.45 Sec

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theorbys Sep 24, 2013

Underperforming but mildly entertaining look at a woman whose life was not all that secret.

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8217549
Jun 25, 2011

i liked this movie. it made me laugh and sometimes i wanted to cry. wiki gives different account of the events of beeton's lives and deaths

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MargaretDances
Oct 21, 2010

Lively, informative and entertaining look at the life of a very interesting young woman and her times. I would have given it five stars but it presumes the speculations of the book's author to be true when there is actually no evidence for the seeming slander thus perpetrated. The issue involved is important and dealt with perceptively but it should have been dealt with by adding a fictional character and not be giving the impression that one of the real characters in the story was blameworthy. Otherwise, the historical details are well done. The characters well-rounded and engaging.

zanma May 01, 2010

What a great PBS production!
I thoroughly enjoyed this movie - from the filming style to the actors cast in their role. Especially endearing was Mrs. Beeton - from the fight to wed her chosen husband to the horrible tragedies she suffered losing her children to the even more horrible secret she discovered on her death bed, yet through it all her character persevered and her strength is admirable, even today!

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phyllis49
Mar 19, 2012

Based on the life of Isabella Beeton, author of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management and the most famous cookbook author in British history. Isabella was an accomplished businesswoman who died when she was only 28. Traces Isabella's transformation from young wife, to magazine journalist, to publishing phenomenon, and, although she couldn't cook, ended up producing the world's most famous recipe book.Based on the life of Isabella Beeton, author of Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management and the most famous cookbook author in British history.
Anna Madeley, J.J. Feild.
a production of British Broadcasting Corporation
Masterpiece Theatre

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