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    • How to Create the Perfect Wife

    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Daniel Pirrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This is the story of how Thomas Day, a young man of means, decided he could never marry a woman with brains, spirit or fortune. Instead, he adopted two orphan girls from a Foundling Hospital, and set about educating them to become the meek, docile women he considered marriage material. Unsurprisingly, Day's marriage plans did not run smoothly.

    Non-member price: $37.98

    • Wedlock

    • How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Wedlock is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary Eleanor Bowes was one of Britain's richest young heiresses. She married the Count of Strathmore, who died young, and, pregnant with her lover's child, Mary became engaged to George Gray. Then in swooped Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary was bowled over and married him within the week. But nothing was as it seemed. Stoney was broke and his pursuit of the wealthy Countess a calculated ploy.

    • How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 15-10-2015
    • 5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Non-member price: $28.46

    • Wedlock

    • How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Hall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
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    > Wedlock is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary Eleanor Bowes was one of Britain's richest young heiresses. She married the Count of Strathmore who died young, and pregnant with her lover's child, Mary became engaged to George Gray. Then in swooped Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary was bowled over and married him within the week. But nothing was as it seemed.

    • How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Hall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 18-03-2010
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • The Mesmerist

    • The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Piers Hampton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
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    Medicine in the early 1800s was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. It was said of one surgeon, 'His surgical acquirements were very small, his operations generally very badly performed and accompanied with much bungling, if not worse.' It was lucky, for the doctor at least, that his deafness made him immune to his patients' dying groans. Into this milieu came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope of the medical world.

    Non-member price: $31.21