Mrs Hemingway tells the story of how it was to love – and be loved by – the most famous writer of his generation. Set against the backdrop of bohemian Paris in the 1920s to 1960s Cold War America, Mrs Hemingway is narrated by Ernest Hemingway’s four wives: Hadley, Pauline, Martha and Mary. Based on real love-letters and telegrams, the novel is inspired by the explosive love-triangles that wrecked each of Hemingway’s marriages. As each wife struggles with his mistress for Ernest’s heart – and a place in his bed – each marriage slips from tenderness to treachery. Each Mrs Hemingway thought it would last forever. Each one was wrong.