HCV Book+Author Event, ‘An Intimate History’

The Wheeler Centre, Melbourne, Thursday 29 February 2024, 6.00pm AEDT

Yves Rees will be in-conversation with Alecia Simmonds, award-winning historian and author of Courting: An Intimate History of Love and the Law (La Trobe University Press, 2023). Courting is a history of love turned sour: the story of jilted lovers who claimed legal compensation for “breach of promise to marry”. In this compelling account of courtroom drama, Simmonds asks big questions about the ethics of love and the role of law in our private lives.

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