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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20080331

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

1/5: The early meetings of young Florence Dugdale and the greatest writer in England suggest a growing intimacy.

Florence ...... Hattie Morahan

Thomas Hardy ...... Nigel Anthony

Followed by News.

20080401

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

2/5: Thomas Hardy, increasingly dependent upon Florence, engineers a meeting between her and his wife Emma.

Florence ...... Hattie Morahan

Hardy ...... Nigel Anthony

Emma ...... Marcia Warren

Clodd ...... Sean Baker

Lady Grove ...... Liz Sutherland

Chairwoman ...... Liza Sadovy

20080402

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

3/5: Florence finds herself increasingly uncomfortable in the Hardy household. After Emma's death, they discover her meticulous accounts of his shortcomings.

Florence ...... Hattie Morahan

Hardy ...... Nigel Anthony

Emma ...... Marcia Warren

Henry ...... Ray Lonnen

Lilian ...... Helen Longworth

Mother ...... Liza Sadovy

Followed by News.

20080403

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

4/5: 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.

Florence ...... Hattie Morahan

Hardy ...... Nigel Anthony

Cockerell ...... Stephen Critchlow

Followed by News.

20080404

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

5/5: Florence looks after the great writer in his later years, helps him rewrite history and seems relatively content with her lot.

Florence ...... Hattie Morahan

Thomas Hardy ...... Nigel Anthony

Cockerell ...... Stephen Critchlow

American ...... Chris Pavlo

Author/Maid ...... Liz Sutherland

Prince of Wales ...... Ben Crowe

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

01*20080331

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

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

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

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Florence finds herself increasingly uncomfortable in the Hardy household.

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

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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.

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.

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

05 LAST*20080404

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