Abigail Boatwright asked:
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(view spoiler)[I'm 90% through with this book and just do not understand why Alice didn't ask for a divorce. It's 1937, not the 1400s. People got divorced at that time. She could have her marriage annulled (never consummated). She saw a lawyer twice a week and never once asked about getting divorced? She asked her parents for money to move back to england but not a lawyer fee? Someone please explain. (hide spoiler)]
Jessica She was supposedly naive enough to not understand that her marriage was never consummated, and therefore could be annulled.
Anne Good question. I assumed she thought Geoff Van Cleve would fight it. But I do wonder why her parents wouldn't have given her the money to get one so she could move on. Didn't make a lot of sense. But then a lot of this book didn't make sense. The annulment thing was a little too convenient.
This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[Well personally I assumed that the social judgement would have made it hard for her and isolate her. Also Van Cleeve would've taken an issue with it and make life way worse for her. With her parents I figured they simply wouldn't have given money for a lawyer due to the "shame" associated with having a dicorced lawyer. She didn't know about the marriage annulment stuff because it was Fred that told her about it. (hide spoiler)]