EVA BARDSLEY is a harrowing tale of one woman’s crusade to liberate women constrained by the politics of 1900 Britain.
Six year old Eva witnesses the traumatic death of her mother during child birth. For a fleeting moment she is exposed to a weakness in her father, having lost his wife, but this soon departs as the stoic she has always know returns. With no wife, aging and a political career to maintain, her father sends Eva to live with her aunt Elizabeth, keeping her elder brother, who is ten years her senior, in the family home.
Living with her aunt and three cousins Eva grows to despise everything expected of women the etiquette, marriage and children, believing those things led to both the death of her mother and her father feeling unable to care for her. Eva's reluctance to comply with expectations generates a desire within her to achieve success in a man’s world.
Busy fighting the trials and tribulations of life as a woman in the early twentieth century Eva fails to see how enriched her life could be by love and marriage until Harry, her childhood friend, makes her see the benefits of true love and exactly what she was trying to avoid.
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