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1816: The Mary Shelley ‘year without a summer’, Bromley House Library

07.05.2016, 10:30 am12:00 pm

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BromleyHouseLibraryPresented by Miranda Seymour at Bromley House on Saturday 7th May 2016, 10.30am – 12.00pm. Doors open at 10.15am.

1816 was the “year without a summer”; a consequence of which was Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin telling each other dark stories while in Switzerland, leading to the writing of Frankenstein. Miranda’s book ‘The Life of Mary Shelley’ is regarded as the definitive life of a remarkable woman. Miranda is working on a book about Lord Byron’s wife and his extraordinary daughter. Miranda Seymour is a novelist, biographer and critic and past President of Bromley House Library. She has been visiting Professor at Nottingham Trent University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Bromley House Members £5.00, visitors £6.00. Booking essential via 0115 9473134, enquiries@bromleyhouse.org or by calling into the library. Booking opens for members on Saturday 20th February 2016 and for visitors on Saturday 5th March 2016.


10:30 am–12:00 pm
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