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Janet Ross (1842—1927) was a travel writer, Tuscan cookbook author, writer on Tuscany, and memoirist. She was the granddaughter of Sarah Austin, a famous translator, and the daughter of Lucie, Lady Duff-Gordon, who wrote the classic Letters from Egypt.

Janet Ann Duff Gordon grew up in a highly cultured atmosphere among England's leading intellectual and literary figures. In 1860 she married Henry Ross, who was age 40 to her age 18. In 1867 the Egyptian banking system underwent a crisis that diminished Henry Ross's investments and destroyed his banking career in Egypt. Henry and Janet moved to Italy, leaving their only child, a son Alick, in England. They acquired a villa near Florence. Janet Ross was a capable businesswoman who managed the estate well and sold its produce at an adequate profit. She was also an occasional dealer in art and a constant entertainer of famous visitors. She wrote for magazines such as Fraser's, Macmillan's, and Longman's. Her publishers encouraged her to select and publish some of her previous writings as Italian Sketches, which became a big success. She followed that book with her memoir Three Generations of English Women, which dealt with her grandmother and mother, as well as her great-grandmother, Susannah Cook Taylor. Janet Ross wrote the classic cookbook Leaves from Our Tuscan Kitchen, or, How to Cook Vegetables, which is a collection of recipes supplied by the Rosses' chef, Guiseppi Volpi, at their villa Poggio Gherardo. She also wrote Florentine Villas (1901) and other books related to Florence and Tuscany. In 1902 Henry Ross died. In 1912 Janet Ross published her autobiographical memoir The Fourth Generation. She died from cancer in 1927. The Rosses' Florentine villa was left to her niece LIna Waterfield and was destroyed in World War II.
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Total Books: 65
Florentine Palaces and Their Stories
2016 - Florentine Palaces and Their Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781536824186
ISBN-10: 1536824186
Genre: History
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Leaves from Our Tuscan Kitchen Or How to Cook Vegetables
The story of Pisa
2010 - The Story of Pisa (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781178011289
ISBN-10: 1178011283
Genre: History
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Three Generations of English Women Memoirs and Correspondence of Susannah Taylor Sarah Austin and Lady Duff Gordon
Last Letters from Egypt To Which Are Added Letters from the Cape
2010 - Last Letters From Egypt to Which Are Added Letters From the Cape (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143771880
ISBN-10: 1143771885
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Early Days Recalled
2010 - Early Days Recalled (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143476518
ISBN-10: 1143476514
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Florentine Palaces  Their Stories
2010 - Florentine Palaces Their Stories (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781143134791
ISBN-10: 1143134796
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Old Florence and Modern Tuscany
2010 - Old Florence and Modern Tuscany (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781141151882
ISBN-10: 114115188X
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Leaves from Our Tuscan Kitchen  Or How to Cook Vegetables
2010 - Leaves From Our Tuscan Kitchen or How to Cook Vegetables (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781141299683
ISBN-10: 1141299682
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Lives of the Early Medici as Told in Their Correspondence
2010 - Lives of the Early Medici As Told in Their Correspondence (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781152391314
ISBN-10: 1152391313
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Lives of the Early Medici
2010 - Lives of the Early Medici (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781151850386
ISBN-10: 1151850381
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Three Generations of Englishwomen  Memoirs and Correspondence of Mrs John Taylor Mrs Sarah Austin and Lady Duff Gordon
Florentine Palaces
2009 - Florentine Palaces (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781151256119
ISBN-10: 1151256110
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The Story Of Lucca
2009 - The Story of Lucca [1912] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781120835642
ISBN-10: 112083564X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Letters from Egypt Lady Duff Gordon's letters from Egypt
2009 - Letters From Egypt Lady Duff Gordon's Letters From Egypt (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781117499215
ISBN-10: 1117499219
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Letters from Egypt  Lady Duff Gordon's letters from Egypt
2009 - Letters From Egypt Lady Duff Gordon's Letters From Egypt (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781117499239
ISBN-10: 1117499235
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The Autobiography of a Veteran 1807-1883
2009 - The Autobiography of a Veteran 1807-1883 (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781117306520
ISBN-10: 1117306526
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Lives of the Early Medici As Told in Their Correspondence Translated and Edited By Janet Ross With 12 Portraits and Facsimiles
Lady Duff Gordon's Letters From Egypt
2008 - Lady Duff Gordon's Letters From Egypt [1902] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781437265026
ISBN-10: 1437265022
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Three Generations Of Englishwomen V2 Memoirs And Correspondence Of Mrs John Taylor Mrs Sarah Austin And Lady Duff Gordon
Women of Passions
2008 - Women of Passions (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781606472460
ISBN-10: 1606472461
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