A Live Lived is best described as counterfactual, and originating from a true story. The Thompson and Bywaters affair, which, during 1922-23, scandalized England. It is based upon true events. Stepping into Edith's unchallenged life, we meet that which could have been. A life authentic, emotionally moving and even humorous.A Live Lived is a family saga centering on the life of Edith Thompson had she been allowed to live. It focuses on her one child, her new husband, her family and profession. We journey with her as the twentieth century unfolds, as she experiences the Second World War, and after into her old age. She begins new relationships, watches her grandchild and her other adopted children grow. Finally, she remarries, moves out of the country, and finds refuge from the publicity she has generated all her life. The publicity of the woman who was nearly hung.The book is in excellent condition.