The Resource The widow, Nola Duncan & Libby Harkness

The widow, Nola Duncan & Libby Harkness

Label
The widow
Title
The widow
Statement of responsibility
Nola Duncan & Libby Harkness
Title variation
Widow
Title variation remainder
a memoir
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout their thirty-year marriage, Michael, a deeply romantic man, wrote Nola copious love notes, letters and poems. So when he died suddenly of a cardiac arrest in 2010, Nola's grief was profound. Heartbroken, Nola picked her way through early widowhood and on the first anniversary of his death she buried his ashes in a plot with room for hers. Then she set about clearing out his things. In a box Nola found something that would shatter her life: 739 love letters between Michael and his lover, evidence of his passionate six-year affair with one of his doctoral students. There are many unanswered questions in this story: Why did he keep the letters? Can a man love two women at once? But there's one she knows she will always be asked: how could she not have known?
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
306.872
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
The widow, Nola Duncan & Libby Harkness
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The widow, Nola Duncan & Libby Harkness
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Copyright
Note
"Her husband took a terrible secret to his grave. How did she not know?" -- Cover
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Her husband took a terrible secret to his grave. How did Nola Duncan not know? The day Nola Duncan married the charismatic scientist Dr Michael Westfield in 1981 was the happiest day of her life. Her husband took a terrible secret to his grave. How did Nola Duncan not know? The day Nola Duncan married the charismatic scientist Dr Michael Westfield in 1981 was the happiest day of her life. Michael, a senior academic, was Nola's perfect man - a good father; a wonderful host, cook and raconteur; a devoted husband and caring lover; a good friend and a committed Christian. Throughout their thirty-year marriage, Michael, a deeply romantic man, wrote Nola copious love notes, letters and poems. So when he died suddenly of a cardiac arrest in 2010, her grief was profound. The funeral service overflowed with people who loved and admired him; the eulogies were effusive. Heartbroken, Nola picked her way through early widowhood and on the first anniversary of his death she buried his ashes in a plot with room for hers. Then she set about clearing out his things. In a box marked research papers Nola found something that would shatter her life; 741 love letters between Michael and his lover, evidence of his passionate six-year affair with one of his doctoral students, a young married woman 23 years his junior. Nola's emotional pain and distress as she read the letters, many of them erotic and sexually explicit, was compounded on discovering one of the most meaningful poems he had written for her, he had also given his lover. The lovers believed their affair was the Great Love and their soul marriage God-sanctioned
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14876457
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24 cm.
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Extent
xiii, 298 pages
Isbn
9781742758640
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) TG287263
  • (OCoLC)826808333
  • (AuCNLKIN)000050479311
  • (OCoLC)849347395
  • (Nz)14876457
  • (eLGAR).b27583430

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