35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Bought this book based on the reviews as it was not the sort of historical book that I would normally choose. If you haven't read this yet, BUY IT NOW!! It's absolutely fantastic and does not just describe the marriage itself but lets you understand the 18th century legal context in how it was possible for such a clever woman to become trapped in a life of misery. Have never read anything so gripping.