I'm so thrilled with this weeks charity shop finds although the kids tell me that my first item is really grannified I responded by telling them it cute & kitsch and I love it. Only a pound it will sit perfectly on a shelf with my vintage Enid Blyton books that I got a few weeks back here.
I have recently become addicted to a US TV series called ' Big Love'. I spend lazy Sunday afternoons watching this show and I absolutely love it. It is set in Salt Lake City and it centres around a family of fundamentalist Mormons who practise polygamy, the old Mormon belief of having more than one wife. So basically this fella has three wives and they live in three houses next door to one another. I guess being raised a Mormon myself (and no, not the type that have lots of wives) their story intrigues me more than it might most.
Anyway one of the wives was raised in an extremist community in Utah where abuse of the wives is common practise. These communities do really exist and one lady called Carolyn Jessop wrote a book about her escape from one such sect. It details the story of her life during the 1970's and 80's, her experience of a dysfunctional plural marriage, her eight pregnancies, four of which were life threatening and the last of which nearly killed her. So I spotted this book and thought this would really interest me and only a pound too.
Linking up to Lizzie's Magpie Monday.