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Suzanne Fagence Cooper is a British non-fiction writer who has written extensively on the Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian women.


Education and careerEdit

Fagence Cooper received a BA in history from Oxford University and spent 12 years as a curator of the Victorian collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum[1] where she co-curated The Victorian Vision exhibition in 2001. She is an honorary visiting fellow of the University of York.[2]

As well as writing, Fagence Cooper is a design consultant and has worked with the BBC and Channel 4 and was a historical consultant for the 2013 film The Invisible Woman.

Personal lifeEdit

Fagence Cooper lives near York and is married to John Cooper. They have two daughters, Rosalind and Beatrice.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Victorians at Home and Abroad. London: V & A Publications, 2001. ISBN 1851773290 (With Paul Atterbury)
  • The Victorian Woman. London: V & A Publications, 2001. ISBN 1851773304
  • Pre-raphaelite Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V & A Publications, 2003. ISBN 1851773932
  • The Model Wife: Effie, Ruskin and Millais. London, Gerald Duckworth & Co., 2010. ISBN 0715638645
  • Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais. St. Martin's Press, 2011.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dickensian delights". Yorkshire Post. 20 December 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Honorary Visiting Fellows - History of Art, The University of York". Retrieved 4 May 2015.

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