A word from a wife (speaker evening)

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June 18, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Kings Heath Cricket Club
Moseley Cricket Club
247 Alcester Road South, Birmingham, West Midlands B14 6DT
Andy Finch


Almost without exception, all the great (auto)biographies over the years have been written by men. For those old enough to remember “De Bello Gallico” (and I mean old enough to remember doing Latin at school, rather than actually being there, although we never actually established when Major Cheeseman enlisted), this was one man’s account of triumph and adversity.

It is, however, said that behind every great man there stands a great woman, more recently updated to “behind every great man is a woman rolling her eyes. Those of Ladies Circle or Tangent would suggest, perhaps more accurately, that behind every great man there’s a woman who has to put up with him.

Today we are going to hear one of those lost voices (although I suspect most of you feel it never went away!), the struggle of a queen – in her own words.

With grateful thanks to the work of Abby Guinness.

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