new non-fiction in March

US Release Date: March 10, 2009

'Wedlock' tells the remarkable true story of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore, who became Britain's richest heiress on the death of her entrepreneur father when she was 11. After an unhappy first marriage to John Lyon, the 9th Earl of Strathmore, who left her a widow when he died of TB, she was lured into marrying an Irish fortune-hunter named Andrew Robinson Stoney. Squandering her money and laying waste her vast estate, Stoney - who adopted the surname Bowes on marriage - reduced Mary to a wretched, starved, petrified shadow of her former self. After suffering eight years of cruelty and torment, Mary Eleanor finally found help in the most unlikely of places. A barely credible tale of survival and triumph against overwhelming odds, 'Wedlock' reveals an eighteenth-century world of sexual intrigue, terrifying adventure and court room drama.

Mary Eleanor Bowes and Andrew Robinson Stoney


  1. That sounds like an unusual and interesting novel!

  2. I don't normally read non-fiction but this novel sounds quite interesting.

  3. This book looks interesting! I will have to add it to the list...

  4. Thanks Amy. This sounds like something I'll really enjoy. I love the 18th century...March 10th isn't so far...

  5. Oh good heavens, I absolutely MUST read this one! You're evil. March, huh? Okay, I'll save one of my gift cards for this.

    In the meantime, I've tagged you again (and I know you've done this meme before, but tough stuff sister)!

  6. That sounds good. But sad. Definitely sad!

  7. This looks really wonderful, Amy! Thanks for pointing it out. Maybe a good B&N coupon will arrive in time to pick that up relatively cheap.


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