9781472132369-147213236X-Before & After: The Incredible Story of the Real-Life Mrs Wilson

Before & After: The Incredible Story of the Real-Life Mrs Wilson

ISBN-13: 9781472132369
ISBN-10: 147213236X
Author: Wilson, Alison
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Constable
Format: Hardcover 176 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781472132369
ISBN-10: 147213236X
Author: Wilson, Alison
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Constable
Format: Hardcover 176 pages

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Acknowledged authors Wilson, Alison wrote Before & After: The Incredible Story of the Real-Life Mrs Wilson comprising 176 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 147213236X and 9781472132369. Since then Before & After: The Incredible Story of the Real-Life Mrs Wilson textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Aged nineteen, Alison McKelvie was a self-confessed romantic, immersed in books and poetry, and dreaming of beauty, truth, goodness and, above all, love. In 1940, whilst working as a secretary at MI6, Alison met Alexander Wilson. Thirty years her senior, Alexander was worldly, charming and charismatic. An intense and deep love precipitated a marriage and two children. But the Wilsons' lives quickly spiralled into the depths of extreme poverty. Alexander was sacked, imprisoned twice, and then declared bankrupt. His lack of responsibility and reliability was a hefty emotional burden for Alison to bear. Nevertheless, she loved her husband unreservedly and stuck by him through thick and thin. In 1963, Alexander died suddenly of a heart attack. Alison's world was blown apart when she discovered that their life together had been built upon layer after layer of deception. Who was Alexander Wilson? How well had Alison really known him? Slowly the lies were unravelled (and there are still parts which remain unknown): Alexander had been a novelist, spy, MI6 agent and, devastatingly, a bigamist. Alison was the third of four wives, her children two of seven. The inspiration for critically acclaimed BBC drama Mrs Wilson, Before & After is the powerful and poignant memoir of Alison Wilson. 'Before' peels back the complex layers of a marriage steeped in lies, and the shattering heartbreak which followed. 'After' tells of an intensely-felt redemption through religion. Before & After is, first and foremost, a love story, but it is also an account of one extraordinarily strong woman's deep, unwavering faith.

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