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From His Mistress

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Compelling story of the poet John Donne and Anne More’s clandestine courtship, secret marriage and the ensuing consequences of their having broken the conventions of that time.

Anne More (born 1584) was a woman ahead of her time who refused to be restricted by the then Laws and conventions relating to marriage. Her father was a wealthy land-owner and member of Parliament a
Kindle Edition, 154 pages
Published (first published February 1st 2011)
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Aug 27, 2012 Jennie rated it it was amazing

An engaging story, colourfully staged in the telling. It gave me a feeling of watching a Sunday night costume drama. The writer builds characters nicely and there’s an attractive mischief to her heroine. Donne, the rascally rogue brought out the feminist in me as a teenager, but he charmed his way into this story and in this writer’s interpretation of this tale, he is pleasingly charming. Dialogue, for me, hits an agreeable balance of thee and thou-ng and the ye-olde doesn’t feel over-done. I ha
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