The month of March just whizzed by and I didn't really find time to read my book Wedlock, other than fifteen minutes a night before dropping off to sleep! It was a good read and the author certainly did her research well. Being a biographical novel she obviously had to use some poetic licence with her storyline. Nevertheless it made very good reading and recommended by my sister Barbara.
It has always vexed me when watching TV costume dramas and historical films that an awful lot women were so badly treated by their husbands and society in general. It prompted me to find more about the lives of married women during the 18th and 17th centuries - for instance married women were not allowed to go to work. In Georgian England Married women were barred by law from owning land and property or having their own source of income. Girls and women were effectively ruled by their fathers and then their husbands. They had no legal status at all. If a man wanted out of the marriage, he would quite often send his wife to an Asylum as a lunatic where she'd spend the rest of her days. If they were divorced, then he would have sole care of the children, even if they were the woman's children from a previous marriage. And so it goes on....... Needless to say this book ticked all the boxes and I now want to research the subject more.
So, April's book is a bit more of a modern read recommended by my sister Helen.
The point of rescue by Sophie Hannan.
Last year, a work trip Sally had planned was cancelled at the last minute. Desperate for a break from her busy life juggling her career and young family, Sally didn't tell her husband that the trip was cancelled but instead she booked a week off and treated herself to a secret holiday just wanting a bit of peace and some time to herself - but it didn't work out that way........
I don't know much about this author but I'll fill you in next month with the outcome.
Have a wonderful weekend - we're off "Glamping" with our daughter and partner - watch this space!!
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