Biography & Memoir

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How to Create the Perfect Wife

5:00pm | Friday 22 March 2013
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About this Event:

Bestselling author Wendy Moore uncovers a true ‘My Fair Lady’ from the Georgian era. Moore tells how Thomas Day, a young man of means, adopted two orphan girls and set about educating them to become the meek and docile women he considered to be marriage material. The girl of his choice, Sabrina Sidney, went on to lead a difficult life but one that brought her into contact with some of the leading people of her age including Erasmus Darwin and Joseph Priestley and pioneering women writers such as Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth and Anna Seward.

Moore is a freelance journalist and writer. Her works include the highly acclaimed Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match.