Talks

Talks

Austen Sisters

Despite the heat there was a good attendance at our July meeting, for Rowan Suart’s presentation on the Austen Sisters. Rowan started by saying that Jane Austen was very proud…

Talks

Thomas Coryat: Jeremy Tomlinson

Jeremy’s talk on Wednesday 5thJune was both learned and entertaining.  His subject was that astonishing early seventeenth century traveller, Thomas Coryate, the self-styled “Oddcombe Legge-Stretcher,”author of the famous Coryat’s Crudities(1611).   Odcombe…

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Page to Screen – Literary Bio-Pics

On May 1st Ellen Cheshire took us on a fascinating journey through the many films that have been made on the lives of writers from Shakespeare to Dickens and the…

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Speaking Volumes

Speaking Volumes  – Audio-books : Gordon Griffin   Gordon gave us a very entertaining talk on his work with audio-books describing how a young Geordie lad from Byker came, in…