Love and Fury
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‘NOW, DAUGHTER, I’M TO TELL YOU A STORY TO COAX YOU INTO THE WORLD…’
London 1797. Mary Wollstonecraft awaits the arrival of the midwife who will help bring her child into the world, and support her through the testing eleven days that follow.
After the birth, both mother and daughter fight for survival. Even as Mary’s strength wanes, she urgently weaves the tale of her life to bind her frail Little Bird close.
Wollstonecraft’s journey to vindicate the rights of women spanned Europe and broke the conventions of the time. Amid the triumph and loss, she blazed a trail and passed that legacy on to her child, the future Mary Shelley.
Love and Fury reclaims the all too brief moment when the stories of mother and daughter overlapped. It is a lyrical and moving tribute to an influential thinker and a remarkable woman.
What The Critics Said
‘A thought-provoking, beautifully written story of mothers and daughters’
'A luminous love-letter’
Annabel Abbs, author of Frieda
‘Intensely moving … Love and Fury is like watching newly colourised archive film burst into life’
Bee Rowlatt, author of In Search of Mary
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