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By Kate Maryon

ISBN-10: 0007464657

ISBN-13: 9780007464654

Women with very assorted lives come jointly during this appealing and relocating tale of friendship and family members, through an enormous new voice in girls’ fiction. Meet Maya. She has a snug, cozy lifestyles together with her a little bit hippy mom and dad via the ocean in Cornwall. yet as an merely baby, Maya feels smothered by means of her parents’ love and longs to be a given extra freedom and independence; yet what Maya desires greater than whatever is a sister. Meet Cat. She’s by no means identified her dad and her mum’s an alcoholic and isn't in a position to taking care of herself, not to mention her eleven 12 months outdated daughter. Cat’s spent her existence conserving her mum and protecting a few darkish secrets and techniques; all she wishes is to be left by myself. yet Cat and Maya’s worlds collide whilst Cat is taken into care and Maya’s mom and dad make the life-changing determination to undertake her. Maya can’t wait to welcome Cat into the kin and hopes that through having a sister, her mom and dad may well discover ways to ‘chill out’ and provides Maya a section extra freedom. yet Cat is indignant and green with envy and resists Maya’s makes an attempt at friendship and shortly Maya’s suggestion of an ideal kin is blown out of the water. As tensions upward push and secrets and techniques pop out, will the women ever turn into buddies, not to mention sisters?

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But it was also a claim on Cavendish’s own behalf for her abilities, and rights, as a wife. In this chapter, I argue that these two concepts of the office of a wife inform much of Cavendish’s political thought, particularly in her Life of her husband, her most influential and frequently reprinted text. If, as Markku Peltonen suggests, eloquence could make even a woman a senator, Cavendish’s literary output was a material instantiation of this belief, at once a form of advice to princes, and an advertisement of her own skills.

The marriage in ‘Assaulted and Pursued Chastity’ is celebrated, Cavendish tells her readers in her handwritten marginalia, with verses written by her husband, ‘my Lord marquis’ (271) (Fig. 1). 11 MARGARET CAVENDISH, WIFE 25 Fig.  271 26 J. CRAWFORD The final entry in Natures Pictures is, fittingly, a biographical account of Cavendish’s own life, particularly of her status as, as she puts it in the conclusion, ‘daughter to one Master Lucas of St. John’s neer Colchester in Essex, second Wife to the Lord Marquis of Newcastle’ (sig.

She writes in the volume’s final couplet, seeking to erect one of the forms of monumentalism, or ‘Majestick Grandeur’, that she hoped would mark both her political stature and her legacy (sig. Fff2v; 390). Cavendish’s eloquence may not have made her a senator per se, but it was nonetheless her means of promoting both the consiliary rights of the nobility and her own political rights as a noble wife. 28 J. CRAWFORD Post-Restoration If Cavendish spent the Interregnum authoring a sustained political argument for a particular kind of royalism and her own family’s place in it, the Restoration of the monarchy, and the subsequent re-securing of the Newcastle estates, enabled an improvement in her personal, if not necessarily political, fortunes.

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