Mary, Fanny, Jennie and me, 1845 - 2001
The bestselling author of Hidden Lives explores four marriages, including her own, in different times and societies to find the answer. Why does a woman still want to be a wife today? What is the value of marriage today? Why do couples still marry in church?
These are some of the questions Forster asks as she weaves the personal experience of forty years, and the experiences of her own mother and grandmother, through the stories of three wives who have long fascinated her.