The non-fiction book Wedlock, how Georgian Britain’s worst husband met his match, by Wendy Moore, received quite a rapturous response from the Mayfair Library Book Group.
It was ‘loved’; ‘found fascinating’; ‘interesting historically and socially’; ‘unbelievable if it had been a novel but compelling as non-fiction’.
Phew, as this was a choice following my recommendation I was relieved. I thought it a bit disjointed at the start as the author packs in so many titbits and introduces so many different facts, but the further I read the more I was drawn in to the story of a woman trapped in a brutal marriage, the response of society to her dilemma and her means of extricating herself.
Our next book is The way we live now, by Anthony Trollope.
Our next meeting is Tuesday 2 August.