Where The Crawdads Sing Part 1
In this episode, Lisa shares her own “Everyone Loved It But Me” book. This week, Lisa discusses, The Lost Apothecary a debut novel by Sarah Penner. This episode is spoiler free. This is Penner’s debut novel.
The book is about an 18th Century Apothecary, Nella, who sells poisons to women seeking to kill men. She has two rules: The poison must never be used to harm another woman and the names of the murderer, and her victim must be recorded in the apothecary’s register.
Lisa questions some historical facts, pointing out that if a man dies a woman will likely be subordinate to another man. this article about Jane Austen that highlights some of the laws in the 1700s in London for women showing that women did not inherit the estate when a man died and was instead mostly forced to follow another man’s rules.
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