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This is an auction for WEDLOCK: HOW GEORGIAN BRITAIN'S WORST HUSBAND MET HIS MATCH, by Wendy Moore.

Amazon.com review:

"With the death of her fabulously wealthy father when she was just eleven, Mary Eleanor Bowes became the richest heiress in Britain. Courted by many suitors, at eighteen she married the ninth Earl of Strathmore in a celebrated, if ultimately troubled, match that forged the Bowes Lyon name. Yet she stumbled into scandal when, following her husband’s early death, a charming young army hero flattered his way into her bed. Captain Andrew Robinson Stoney defended her honour in a duel, and Mary was convinced she had found true love. Judged by doctors to have been mortally wounded in the melee, Stoney persuaded Mary to grant his dying wish; four days later they were married. Sadly, the “captain” was not what he seemed. Staging a sudden and remarkable recovery, Stoney was revealed as debt-ridden, a fraudster, and a bully. Taking control of Mary’s vast fortune, he squandered her wealth and embarked on a campaign of appalling violence and cruelty against his bride. Finally, fearing for her life, Mary masterminded an escape and challenged social conventions of the day by launching a suit for divorce. The English public was horrified–and enthralled. But Mary’s troubles were far from over... Novelist William Makepeace Thackeray was inspired by Stoney’s villainy to write The Luck of Barry Lyndon, which Stanley Kubrick turned into an Oscar-winning film. Wedlock is a thrilling true story, ripped from the headlines of 18th-century England."

Paperback 2009.

502 pages + photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95 (ordinary post) or $6.95 (tracked mail). If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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