Why do many women still get married? Why do others not? Why do couples still marry in church in an age of unbelief? Taking up where Hidden Lives left off, these are some of the questions the author addresses, through the stories of three women who have long fascinated her.

Good Wives 2002, Vintage Books, London

ISBN-13: 9780099283775

Revised edition

Trade paperback

Good Wives 2001, Chatto & Windus

ISBN-13: 9780701169145