Good Wives?: Mary, Fanny, Jennie and Me, 1845-2001 by Margaret Forster

Good Wives?: Mary, Fanny, Jennie and Me, 1845-2001 by Margaret Forster

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Written with a mixture of memoir and dramatic stories, this text is an exploration into what it means to be a wife, particularly a "good wife", then and now, looked at through the lives and marriages of four extraordinary women in different eras.

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Written with a mixture of memoir and dramatic stories, this text is an exploration into what it means to be a wife, particularly a "good wife", then and now, looked at through the lives and marriages of four extraordinary women in different eras. In 1848, Mary Moffatt became the devoted wife of the missionary and explorer David Livingstone in Africa - and it eventually killed her. In 1960, Margaret Foster married her school sweetheart Hunter Davies in a London registry office - and forty years later they are still married. Between these two marriages and their experience is a huge gulf during which time women's lives changed immesurably, and the notion of marriage evolved.

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SKU GOR001808968
Title Good Wives?: Mary, Fanny, Jennie and Me, 1845-2001
Author By (author) Margaret Forster
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0701169141
ISBN 13 9780701169145
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Written with a mixture of memoir and dramatic stories, this text is an exploration into what it means to be a wife, particularly a "good wife", then and now, looked at through the lives and marriages of four extraordinary women in different eras. In 1848, Mary Moffatt became the devoted wife of the missionary and explorer David Livingstone in Africa - and it eventually killed her. In 1960, Margaret Foster married her school sweetheart Hunter Davies in a London registry office - and forty years later they are still married. Between these two marriages and their experience is a huge gulf during which time women's lives changed immesurably, and the notion of marriage evolved.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001808968
Title Good Wives?: Mary, Fanny, Jennie and Me, 1845-2001
Author By (author) Margaret Forster
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Vintage
Year Published 2001
Number of Pages 352
ISBN 10 0701169141
ISBN 13 9780701169145
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No