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The Water Doctor’s Daughters talk

  • 22nd March 2013

On Wed 3rd April author Pauline Conolly will be talking about her newly published book, The Water Doctor’s Daughters, about a true event in Victorian Malvern. This was partly researched through the resources of Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service

“A true story of injustice, ignorance and misguided religious zeal. In 1852, Great Malvern water-cure practitioner Dr James Loftus Marsden sent his five daughters to Paris with their governess Mlle Doudet.

Two girls died and Doudet stood trial for manslaughter and cruelty. But who was more culpable; the governess or the autocratic, blindly ambitious Dr Marsden?

And what became of the surviving siblings? Twenty years later another suspicious death occurred”

www.paulineconnolly.com

Pauline will give an introduction to the book and talk about some of the research. You will be able to purchase copies of the book on the day. The talk begins at 3pm in The Studio in The Hive.

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