With Wendy Moore

Wendy Moore, author of the best-selling book Wedlock: How Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match, explores the astonishing true story of Mary Eleanor Bowes, once the richest heiress in Britain, who was duped into marriage by an Irish fortune-hunter. Mary Eleanor was the only daughter of George Bowes, the Durham MP who created the Gibside country estate. Her grandson, John Bowes, created the Bowes Museum. On her father’s death, when she was 11, she inherited a fortune. But her wealth was her downfall. Tricked into a brutal marriage, Mary Eleanor suffered shocking physical and mental cruelty but she triumphed in the end.

Wedlock was a Channel 4 TV Book Club choice and rose to number one in the Sunday Times bestsellers list.

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Thursday 22 Mar 2018


Fairfax House

£14.00 (include post-lecture Drinks Reception and Book Signing with the author)

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