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    • The Knife Man

    • The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Bird on 12-02-15
    • The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Release date: 04-28-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 95 ratings

    Regular price: $31.50

    • How to Create the Perfect Wife

    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Angele Masters
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 21
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • I Should Have Known About This

    • By Lulu on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Wedlock

    • How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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 Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
    • Length: 13 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 10-15-15
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Wedlock

    • How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Hall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    > 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 Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Hall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 56 mins
    • Release date: 03-18-10
    • 4 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $10.84

    • The Mesmerist

    • The Society Doctor Who Held Victorian London Spellbound
    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Piers Hampton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • How to Create the Perfect Wife

    • By: Wendy Moore
    • Narrated by: Daniel Pirrie
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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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.

    Regular price: $33.44