Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves: How the Victorians Collected the World

Author(s): Jacqueline Yallop


During the Victorian age, British collectors were among the most active, passionate and eccentric in the world. Magpies, Squirrels and Thieves tells the stories of some of the nineteenth century's most intriguing collectors following their perilous journeys across the globe in the hunt for rare and beautiful objects. From art connoisseur John Charles Robinson, to the aristocratic scholar Charlotte Schreiber, who ransacked Europe for treasure, and from London's fashionable Pre-Raphaelite circle to pioneering Orientalists in Beijing, Jacqueline Yallop plunges us into the cut-throat world of the Victorian mania for collecting.


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Jacqueline Yallop read English at Oxford and did her PhD in nineteenth-century literature at the University of Sheffield. She has been curator of the Ruskin Gallery in Sheffield and now writes novels. She does not collect anything.

General Fields

  • : 9781843547518
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : Atlantic Books
  • : March 2012
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jacqueline Yallop
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 790.132094109034
  • : Illustrations