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Middlemarch – a Study Day. Sold out. in Ely

Sunday 13th May 2018

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 10.15am
  • Start time 10.30am
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Building on the success of our recent study days, we are pleased to host a day with experienced WEA lecturer Fiona Lucraft.

For Virginia Woolf Middlemarch was “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people”,  for Henry James it was “a treasure house of detail, but an indifferent whole”,  while for Martin Amis it was “the novel of the 19th century – the central English novel”. This study day is an opportunity to discuss your views of this renowned English novel and to discover more about George Eliot’s life, work and Victorian times. We will consider the multiple plots and  characters, the  historical background, the relevance of politics, religion, morality, science and the arts and the web of connections which underpin the novel’s structure.

It is highly recommended that participants read the novel in advance. The day will run from 10.30 am to 3.30pm, and light refreshments will be provided. Your admission price will include a £10.00 voucher to spend in the shop.

All places for this study day have now been booked, but if you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email ely@toppingbooks.co.uk.