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The Resource A wife's heart : the untold story of Bertha and Henry Lawson, Kerrie Davies

A wife's heart : the untold story of Bertha and Henry Lawson, Kerrie Davies

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A wife's heart : the untold story of Bertha and Henry Lawson
Title
A wife's heart
Title remainder
the untold story of Bertha and Henry Lawson
Statement of responsibility
Kerrie Davies
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henry Lawson is a revered cultural icon, but despite his literary success he descended into poverty and an early death. While many blamed his wife for his decline, Bertha Lawson alleged in April 1903 that Henry was habitually drunk and cruel, leading her to demand a judicial separation. In A Wife's Heart, Kerrie Davies provides a rare account of this tumultuous relationship from Bertha's perspective, in an era when women's rights were advancing considerably. Reproducing the Lawsons' letters - some of which have never been published - alongside her personal reflections, Davies explores the couple's courtship, marriage and eventual separation, as Bertha struggled to raise their two children as a single parent. A Wife's Heart offers an intimate portrait of the Lawsons' marriage, examined through a modern lens. It is an innovative, imaginative work of biography that reflects on the politics of relationships and the enduring complexities of love
Biography type
individual biography
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Davies, Kerrie Maree
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lawson, Bertha
  • Lawson, Bertha
  • Lawson, Henry
  • Divorced women
  • Authors' spouses
  • Single mothers
Target audience
adult
Label
A wife's heart : the untold story of Bertha and Henry Lawson, Kerrie Davies
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225891858
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702259661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A wife's heart : the untold story of Bertha and Henry Lawson, Kerrie Davies
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225891858
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780702259661
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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