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November 2019

Literature Lecture and Lunch: Persuasion by Jane Austen

1st November, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Austen’s last full novel and the favourite of many. Come and meet her charming heroine, Anne Elliot, saddened and unmarried at 28. Anne is older and wiser than Austen’s other heroines and, for many, embodies all the qualities that Austen herself admired … but will she win back Captain Wentworth?

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December 2019

Literature Lecture and Lunch: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

6th December, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

One of the most popular family stories, this is hugely autobiographical. Come and meet the delightful March family, based on Alcott’s own. But the real story behind the charm is very different and the life so much harsher than the fiction.

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