Our guest speaker at this year’s literary lunch will be Nell Stevens.
Nell has written a delightful book which expertly and touchingly interweaves two literary love stories, her own and that of the Victorian author Mrs Gaskell. Both began in Rome, where in 1857 Mrs Gaskell fled to escape the furore surrounding her incendiary The Life of Charlotte Bronte.
Friendship and desire, love and loss are the themes that link their lives. Nell’s talk will be followed by lunch in the beautiful setting of St Julian’s Club.
• Please note that the talk will precede the lunch