The romance story of a hearty well-known explorer, who finally, at the age of 62 crosses the Antarctic and the spinster who accompanies him on his journey to the Andes in 1895. Here we have a young Victorian woman’s unconventional romance with a man, who was already married, had various adventures, was disowned by her family, etc. So, what happened in between? Did their romance end when he left for his next expedition? Will his crazy wife ever die so that they can get married? Find all answers in „Spinster of This Parish” (1922) novel from a British novelist William Babington Maxwel. Born on June 4, 1866, he was the third surviving child and second eldest son of novelist Mary Elizabeth Braddon.