Edy was a Lady will appeal to anyone interested in the theatre: actors, directors, playwrights, critics and also audiences.”
Sir Michael Holroyd, A Strange Eventful History: The Dramatic Lives of Ellen Terry, Henry Irving and their Remarkable Families


“Your book is a sheer delight …What a joy and what a fascinating read!”
Sir Donald Sinden


"These clear-eyed, unpretentious and affectionate memoirs belie Edy’s dragon image, and will feed the growing interest in this undervalued theatrical pioneer"
Jonathan Croall, The Spectator


“I have been filling any spare time I have devouring Edy Was a Lady – I snatch it up at every available moment – it’s brilliant and I am so enjoying it I read most pages three times over and I don't want it to come to an end. Thank you so much for all you have done and continue to do to keep the spirit of Dame Ellen and Edy alive. I think while we never knew them or met them (goodness knows what that would have been like?!) your book is the next best thing.”
Peter Mould, Actor/Director, Ellen Terry Barn Theatre

5* Amazon.co.uk reviews:
"This is a truly magnificent volume. The book is lavish and elegant as well as being beautifully organized for those who may wish to find something or someone specific. Edy was fortunate in "finding" Ann Rachlin as her modern day champion - I cannot imagine anyone else being such a wonderful advocate for her historical importance. I love the fact that the book is so generously illustrated. For scholars, there is a gold mine here. For the rest of is, this is the kind of book to enjoy on a rainy weekend or a holiday (or any other time for that matter)."
"It's terrific for anyone interested in Ellen Terry's family and in the world of actors, writers, artists etc in the late 19th and early 20th century. The way Ann Rachlin has woven Edy's writing into the real events and people she's remembering is wonderful. Beautiful pictures. The book is elegantly produced. My favourite quote is 'Be a woman!' - Edy's exhortation to her brother Teddy (Edward Gordon Craig), as her experience had taught her that women were stronger and more competent than men. Good stuff."