Gulliver's wife / Lauren Chater.

By: Chater, Lauren [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cammeray, NSW : Simon & Schuster Australia, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 404 pages ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781925596380Subject(s): Women -- Fiction | Gulliver, Lemuel (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Ocean travel -- Fiction | Mothers and daughters -- Fiction | Man-woman relationships -- Fiction | London (England) -- Social conditions -- 18th century -- Fiction | London (England) -- History -- 18th century -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down. In a climate of suspicion, poverty and violence, Mary is caught in a crossfire of superstition and fear driven by her husband's outlandish claims of the wonders he has seen, and it is up to her to navigate a passage to safety for herself and her daughter, and the vulnerable women in her care. But when a fellow sailor, a dangerous man with nothing to lose, appears to hold sway over her husband, Mary's world descends deeper into chaos, and she must set out on her own journey to discover the truth of Gulliver's travels... and the landscape of her own heart.
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London, 1702. When her husband is lost at sea, Mary Burton Gulliver, midwife and herbalist, is forced to rebuild her life without him. But three years later when Lemuel Gulliver is brought home, fevered and communicating only in riddles, her ordered world is turned upside down. In a climate of suspicion, poverty and violence, Mary is caught in a crossfire of superstition and fear driven by her husband's outlandish claims of the wonders he has seen, and it is up to her to navigate a passage to safety for herself and her daughter, and the vulnerable women in her care. But when a fellow sailor, a dangerous man with nothing to lose, appears to hold sway over her husband, Mary's world descends deeper into chaos, and she must set out on her own journey to discover the truth of Gulliver's travels... and the landscape of her own heart.

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