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Wife to Mr Milton, Paperback / softback Book

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Marie Powell is sixteen when her father marries her to the poet John Milton in payment of a debt.

They move to a pretty garden-house in London, but she struggles to adjust to her new life.

Her husband is high-minded and unyielding, and only makes Marie long for the man she really loves.

As Civil War sweeps across England and the King is killed, a battle starts to rage between husband and wife - one that only the powerful can win.

Told through the fictional journals of Milton's wife, Robert Graves's sympathetic and sensitive reconstruction of her tragic life is also a convincing, linguistically rich portrait of seventeenth-century England as it is ravaged by war.

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