A new romance by Marina Oliver.
London 1906. Livvy faces several battles. Patients will not accept her as a 'proper' doctor. Politicians will not grant votes to women. And she can never marry Sir James while their beliefs are so different: he thinks letting women vote is wrong, and would never consider allowing a wife to work.
Livvy is ejected from a 1906 election meeting for daring to ask the candidate, Sir James Dunstone, if he supports votes for women. Meeting him socially she is both attracted to him and frustrated by his patronising views of women's abilities.
Sir James is surprised to discover Livvy is a qualified doctor, and horrified that she risks infection by treating poor people living near the docks. Though he comes to admire her mind and to enjoy discussing many political issues with her, there seems no way their views can ever be reconciled. Can there be any meeting between their minds?
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Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates. I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day. I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President. As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm. I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area. Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.