Publish date: 2009
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pages no: 386
Edition language: English
This is a hard review to write because I was so emotionally involved in Mary Eleanor's plight. Like so many of her female contemporaries she spent her early years in luxury - protected, nurtured and formally educated. Unfortunately, it was exactly this kind of upbringing which would leave these girl...
bookshelves: spring-2014, paper-read, biography, history, one-penny-wonder, nonfiction, published-2009, under-1000-ratings Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Anna Matsuyama Read from April 30 to May 12, 2014 Description: With the death of her fabulously wealthy coal magnate father when she was just el...
Mary Eleanor Bowes was a lucky girl. An only child, she was indulged and educated but was also an heiress. Her first marriage wasn't really much, Lord Strathmore or John Lyon, wasn't really a good match, he didn't really approve of her botanical studies (though he didn't stop her); and he was a li...
Makes you realise how women were treated ,not allowed to own property ,it was controlled by father or husband.Even if you were a duchess divorce took almost an act of God even against such a sadistic brute as he.
Added this to my TBR list purely on the review from Amazon
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