A crooked rib / Judy Corbalis.

By: Corbalis, Judy [author.]Material type: TextTextPublication details: [Auckland] : Vintage, 2015Description: 381 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781775538264 Subject(s): Grey, George, 1812-1898 -- Fiction | Grey, Eliza, 1823-1898 -- Fiction | Governors -- New Zealand -- Fiction | Governors' spouses -- New Zealand -- FictionGenre/Form: New Zealand fiction -- 21st century. | Historical fiction. | Biographical fiction. Summary: A compelling novel based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere. Lady Grey's indiscretion caused her to be cast off by her husband and vilified throughout colonial and domestic Victorian high society. Her fall from grace was broadcast by The Times of London, eventually reaching even the ears of the Queen and Prince Albert. Meanwhile the nature of Sir George's liaison with his young Maori prot g was to remain only the subject of speculation. Eliza's life is revealed through the perspective of the fictitious English orphan, Fanny Thompson, who offers an intriguing interpretation of Sir George's behaviour. Though Fanny, too, finds herself drawn by the lure of an exotic culture and is forced to question the nature of love and even her own values.
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A compelling novel based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere. Lady Grey's indiscretion caused her to be cast off by her husband and vilified throughout colonial and domestic Victorian high society. Her fall from grace was broadcast by The Times of London, eventually reaching even the ears of the Queen and Prince Albert. Meanwhile the nature of Sir George's liaison with his young Maori prot g was to remain only the subject of speculation. Eliza's life is revealed through the perspective of the fictitious English orphan, Fanny Thompson, who offers an intriguing interpretation of Sir George's behaviour. Though Fanny, too, finds herself drawn by the lure of an exotic culture and is forced to question the nature of love and even her own values.

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