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How to Create the Perfect Wife: The True Story of One Gentleman, Two Orphans an Experiment to Create the Ideal Woman

Wendy Moore

2014

This is the story of Thomas Day who, in 1769, decided to train a wife for himself. He chose 2 x 12 year olds from the Foundling Hospital in London and set about training them. Thomas Day's bizarre experiments didn't work; Lucretia was apprenticed to a milliner and 2 years later, Sabrina was sent to boarding school.