16 Aug 2015

A Crooked Rib: Lady Lucy Grey

From Standing Room Only, 2:34 pm on 16 August 2015

Governor Sir George Grey has had a lot of attention since he headed the young New Zealand Colony in the mid 19th century - in academia, in literature and even on screen. But little is known about his young wife, who struggled with her much older, distant and patronising husband, and the brave new world she was brought to. Wellington writer Judy Corballis has imagined Lucy's life in A Crooked Rib, published by Vintage.