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The Diary of Mrs Robinson

 In 1856, in a holiday house in the French port of Boulogne, Isabella Robinson - an Englishwoman of about 40 - succumbed to a fever. As she lay on her sickbed, her husband Henry, an engineer ten years her senior, glanced through his wife's private journal. He was horrified by what he found: accounts of infatuations with several young men of their acquaintance, and a description of a passionate affair with a doctor friend. On the family
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