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Wives and Mothers

“Behind every successful man …”  Dr Christine Finn will be discussing wives and mothers in history and fiction with Gaynor Arnold at the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, Saturday 27 March 2010.  Event no 804.  Dr Finn will talk about two women in particular: Ann Dunham, mother of Barack Obama, and Jacquetta Hawkes.   Gaynor Arnold’s novel, Girl in a Blue Dress, was inspired by the difficult marriage of Charles and Catherine Dickens.