Benjamin Disraeli, an Unlikely Love Story

You never know where romance will bloom. This month’s contribution to the Blog of Funny Names.

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Let’s distract ourselves then with a story about a widow. The year is 1838 in London, England. Mary Anne Lewis, a plain woman, who often scandalized people with her uninhibited comments, ditsy remarks, outlandish furniture, and bizarre clothing choices.

Her husband, Wyndham Lewis, a member of the House of Commons, died when she was 45. He left her a small fortune and a large home in London, making her attractive to fortune hunters.

In steps Benjamin Disraeli, in his late 30’s, and in need of an infusion of cash to grease his political ambitions after his benefactor, Wyndham Lewis died.

Ambitious politician and romance writer. Benjamin Disraeli, ambitious politician and romance writer.

When Disraeli first approached Mary Anne, he was unimpressed by anything but her fortune. She was twelve years his senior, by that time in her early 50’s. But something about his manner caught her attention.

When he asked her to marry him, she…

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About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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