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  • The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery | Wendy Moore

    The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Wendy Moore
    • Narrated By Steve West
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    In The Knife Man, Wendy Moore unveils John Hunter's murky and macabre world - a world characterized by public hangings, secret expeditions to dank churchyards, and gruesome human dissections in pungent attic rooms. This is a fascinating portrait of a remarkable pioneer and his determined struggle to haul surgery out of the realms of meaningless superstitious ritual and into the dawn of modern medicine.

    Lori Birdsong says: "Brilliant"
  • Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match | Wendy Moore

    Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Wendy Moore
    • Narrated By Rebecca Hall
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    >Wedlock is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary Eleanor Bowes was one of Britain's richest young heiresses. She married the Count of Strathmore who died young, and pregnant with her lover's child, Mary became engaged to George Gray. Then in swooped Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary was bowled over and married him within the week. But nothing was as it seemed.

  • How to Create the Perfect Wife | Wendy Moore

    How to Create the Perfect Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Wendy Moore
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
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    Thomas Day, an 18th-century British writer and radical, knew exactly the sort of woman he wanted to marry. Pure and virginal like an English country maid yet tough and hardy like a Spartan heroine, she would live with him in an isolated cottage, completely subservient to his whims. But after being rejected by a number of spirited young women, Day concluded that the perfect partner he envisioned simply did not exist in frivolous, fashion-obsessed Georgian society. Rather than conceding defeat and giving up his search for the woman of his dreams, however, Day set out to create her.

    Lulu says: "I Should Have Known About This"
  • Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match | Wendy Moore

    Wedlock: How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Wendy Moore
    • Narrated By Rachel Atkins
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    Wedlock is the remarkable story of the Countess of Strathmore and her marriage to Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary Eleanor Bowes was one of Britain's richest young heiresses. She married the Count of Strathmore who died young, and pregnant with her lover's child, Mary became engaged to George Gray. Then in swooped Andrew Robinson Stoney. Mary was bowled over and married him within the week. But nothing was as it seemed. Stoney was broke, and his pursuit of the wealthy Countess a calculated ploy.

  • How to Create the Perfect Wife | Wendy Moore

    How to Create the Perfect Wife

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Wendy Moore
    • Narrated By Daniel Pirrie
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    This is the story of how Thomas Day, a young man of means, decided he could never marry a woman with brains, spirit or fortune. Instead, he adopted two orphan girls from a Foundling Hospital, and set about educating them to become the meek, docile women he considered marriage material. Unsurprisingly, Day's marriage plans did not run smoothly.

  • The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound | Wendy Moore

    The Mesmerist: The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Wendy Moore
    • Narrated By Piers Hampton
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    Medicine in the early 1800s was a brutal business. Operations were performed without anaesthesia while conventional treatment relied on leeches, cupping and toxic potions. It was said of one surgeon, 'His surgical acquirements were very small, his operations generally very badly performed and accompanied with much bungling, if not worse.' It was lucky, for the doctor at least, that his deafness made him immune to his patients' dying groans. Into this milieu came John Elliotson, the dazzling new hope of the medical world.

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