Thomas Hardy, Emma Gifford and Florence Dugdale

Thomas Hardy, Emma Gifford and Florence Dugdale

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Monday, 28 March

Once you know about Hardy’s life, it's natural to see parallels to the events of his life in his writing. Two women were deeply important to his life and work: his first wife Emma Gifford, and his second wife Florence Dugdale.

Research:

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