Flora Chapman is in her fifties when her husband dies in a bizarre ballooning accident. Seizing upon her new found freedom, she decides to finish the history of their village that Edward had begun. A reference to Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife who he rejected for being ugly, captures her imagination as she begins to delve deeper into the life of this neglected figure. Meanwhile, in the Louvre, Holbein's portrait of Anne of Cleves senses the tug of a connection and she begins to tell the story of the injustices she suffered and just how she survived her marriage . . .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cassandra2020 - LibraryThing
Amenable Women by Mavis Cheek - Good Another fun, easy read. Flora's husband is generally known as an eccentric. When he manages to get himself killed in a bizarre accident, Flora is assumed to be ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alisonb60 - LibraryThing
Loved this unusual story, well and amusingly told. Mavis Cheek is now on my favourite authors' list. This was the first of her books that I have read but I am now looking for more. Oh, but I would love to see the red dress that Flora wore at the end of the story :-) Read full review