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Aphra Behn – Oroonoko, The Rover et al in Ely

Monday 8th July 2019

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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“All women together ought to let flowers fall upon the tomb of Aphra Behn”. So said Virginia Woolf of the first professional woman writer in the history of English literature, but Behn is a figure of far more than historical importance, whose vigorous, varied and effortlessly entertaining writing has proved its appeal to many modern readers, irrespective of sex. This Penguin selection – including her best known fiction Oroonoko and her swashbuckling stage hit The Rover – gives a generous taste of her work, reflecting her adventurous  life, wide travels and warm sympathies.