Since accidentally falling in love with Hardy and marrying into the Hogg-Marchmont family, Countess Isabella’s life has been abundant with a catalogue of burdensome and arduous incidents.
She was brought up to expect so much more. Her childhood was a comfortable and serine one. Her father Humphrey Tapp-Fawcett made his fortune by working the Potter’s Crotch Fish Mines, which were rich in salmon in the 1960’s.
Isabella has stood by her husband through law suits, court cases, death threats, betting scandals, property scams and worse. Despite this, her formula for a moderately passable marriage remains unchanged and is based on the simple premise that a wife should love her husband, but not too much.