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Woman's Weekly / 6th June 1969

*emerges from bunker* Ah, peace at last. Anyway, I thought it was high time I treated you all to another Marryat. There’s a sweet letter about two youngsters in love, a woman who clearly wants backup from Mary to wave at her future son’s mum-in-law, but the most remarkable letter is tucked away, for some odd reason. Poor Joan is being threatened with eviction by her husband through no fault of her own, and although Mary tells her that she does have rights, as his wife, it’s strange to not have this as the lead letter. I hope Joan sorted out her life and got rid of her deadbeat husband, but it’s a telling sign that affairs and marriage breakup are nothing new.

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Gerry on 11 August 2011 @ 1pm

Interesting to note the word “editress”. Like “doctress” it is a word that has disappeared in modern usage.

Tanya Jones on 11 August 2011 @ 2pm

There used to be ‘doctress’? Wow. It does sound a bit sinister, to be honest!

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