❮PDF / Epub❯ ★ Mr and Mrs Disraeli ✓ Author Daisy Hay – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Deep in the archives of the Bodleian Library lies a tattered scrap of paper with newlyweds’ scribbles on it It is a table listing the ualities of a couple One column reads ‘Often says what he does Deep in the archives of the Bodleian Library lies a tattered scrap of paper with newlyweds’ scribbles on it It is a table listing the ualities of a couple One column reads ‘Often says what he does not think’ ‘He does not show his feelings’ ‘He is a genius’; the other ‘Never says what she does not think' ‘She shows her feelings’ Mr and PDF/EPUB ² ‘She is a dunce’ The writing is Mary Anne Disraeli’s the ualities listed contrast her with her husband Benjamin Disraeli one of the foremost politicians of the Victorian ageThe daughter of a sailor on her second marriage and years older than her husband Mary Anne was highly eccentric liable to misbehave and worse still overdressed for grand society dinners Her beloved Diz was of Jewish descent a mid ranking novelist and freuently mired in debt He was fiercely protective and completely devoted to his wife She was devoted to him too and they were both devoted to the very idea of being devoted They wrote passionate letters to one another through their courtship and their marriage spinning their unusual tale into a romance worthy of the novels they so lovedReading between the lines of a great cache of their letters and the anecdotes of others in chilly Oxford reading rooms Daisy Hay shows how the Disraelis rose to the top of the social and political pile Along the way we meet women of a similar station and situation whose endings were far unhappier than Mary Anne’s acting as a counterpoint to her fairy tale ending as the landed Angel of the Prime Minister’s HouseIn an age where first ladies are under ever increasing pressure to perform and conform Mr and Mrs Disraeli offers a portrait of one who refused to do either in a society which demanded she do both.
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