Anne Bradford is Colonel Bradford’s wife. She is timid and cowed by her husband. After the plague has subsided and the Bradford have returned to Eyam, Anne successfully gives birth to a child when Anna intervenes at a critical moment and saves both Anne and the baby. Because the child is the product of an affair and not actually the Colonel’s, its life is in danger as long as it stays in Eyam. So Anna offers to adopt Anne’s child and take it far away. Anne says she would have loved the child if allowed to, and allows Anna to take it.
Anne Bradford Quotes in Year of Wonders
The Year of Wonders quotes below are all either spoken by Anne Bradford or refer to Anne Bradford. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin Books edition of Year of Wonders published in 2002.).
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Why, I wondered, had the surgeon abandoned this case as hopeless? Had he persevered here he could easily have done what I was about to attempt. It came to me then that he must have arrived under instruction to be negligent.
Anne Bradford Character Timeline in Year of Wonders
The timeline below shows where the character Anne Bradford appears in Year of Wonders. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...breaks down in weeping so pathetically that Anna can’t help consoling her. Elizabeth confesses that Mrs. Bradford doesn’t actually have a tumor, implying that she has become pregnant out of wedlock and... (full context)
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