The Marriage Certificate by Stephen Molyneux

Published November 17, 2015

The Marriage Certificate by Stephen Molyneux

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This is the story of a single document, a Victorian certificate of marriage, encompassing the backstory of how it came into being and the significant impact it can have in hte modern day. I envisage this story came into being after the author stumbled across such a document, and it’s fascinating to wonder what is the drama behind the simple piece of paper.

I did think some of the “family finding” sections were a bit drawn out, but then genealogy hasn’t been one of my interests. If you like that kind of thing, it might be endlessly fascinating to follow along in each and every discovery. However, the story behind the certificate was far more interesting.

I guessed at the tiny plot point revealed at the end, although it had not been mentioned for a long while and I’d forgotten about it. It showed the nice attention to detail that goes with the story, and is something of a happy ending where there previously wasn’t one.

Rating: Unrated

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