What I Think Of My Husband

Stephen Wakelam's account of the relationship between Thomas Hardy and his second wife Florence.

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01*20080331

The early meetings of young Florence Dugdale and the greatest writer in England suggest a growing intimacy.

02*20080401

Thomas Hardy, increasingly dependent upon Florence, engineers a meeting between her and his wife Emma.

03*20080402

Florence finds herself increasingly uncomfortable in the Hardy household.

After Emma's death, they discover her meticulous accounts of his shortcomings.

04*20080403

Having rather unromantically become the second Mrs Thomas Hardy, Florence has to witness Hardy's increasing obsession with writing poems about his dead first wife.

05 LAST*20080404

Florence looks after the great writer in his later years, helps him rewrite history and seems relatively content with her lot.