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A series of literature lectures exploring great writers, their lives and their books, followed by a delicious Launde Lunch. Presented by renowned speaker Dr Jane Mackay.

£20.00 per person. Lectures begin at 12.30pm and last for approximately one hour, followed by a two-course lunch in the Abbey Dining Room.

Thursday 6th April 2017
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for this beautiful description of her childhood in Alabama and what it meant to grow up with segregation and racial prejudice. Just before Lee’s death in 2016 she was in the news with the publication of her only other work of fiction, Go Set a Watchman. Come and find out more about a lovely writer and a very special book.

Thursday 4th May 2017
The Tempest, William Shakespeare

One of the very last works by Shakespeare before he retired to private life in Stratford, this play is the pinnacle of his achievement. Using alchemical symbolism throughout, the Bard takes us on a journey of redemption in which all the characters are tested in the crucible of an island and justice is restored with ‘no harm done’.

Thursday 1st June 2017
Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy

Based on a true story which happened to the mistress of one of his neighbours, Tolstoy brings to life the wonderful Anna and weaves a novel of love, pain and salvation which will have you enthralled from the beginning. Come and follow Tolstoy’s own spiritual journey through a Russia changing overnight from serfdom to freedom.

Friday 7th July 2017
The Hound of the Baskervilles, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Doyle wrote many books featuring his wonderful detective, Sherlock Holmes, and his invaluable doctor friend Watson. This is one of the best known and most sinister studies of real evil ever written. Come and have some fun with Sherlock as he saves the life of his blameless client!

For more information about these lectures or to book call 01572 717254 or email info@laundeabbey.org.uk

 

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