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August 2019

Literature Lecture and Lunch: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

2nd August, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
£20

This is, in a way, Dickens’ own story told in novel form. Full of wonderful characters and the atmosphere of growing up but not strictly auto-biography. A curious book which has kept its place as one of England’s favourites.

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September 2019

Literature Lecture and Lunch: Daisy Miller by Henry James

6th September, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
£20

One of James’s shortest works and beautifully set in Vevey, there is the classic puzzle … what is Daisy really like? Is she a ‘tease’ of a genuinely nice girl who means well? Come and meet her and decide for yourselves.

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October 2019

Literature Lecture and Lunch: Death in Venice by Thomas Mann

3rd October, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
£20

** PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE IS ON A THURSDAY ** In this exquisite short novel Mann explores the loss of dignity of an ageing great artist, based on Gustav Mahler. Held captive in a Venice reeking with cholera, Mann’s character exposes the pathetic pursuit of an impossible love. Published in 1912, this is the most perfect of all Thomas Mann’s works.

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November 2019

Literature Lecture and Lunch: Persuasion by Jane Austen

1st November, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
£20

Austen’s last full novel and the favourite of many. Come and meet her charming heroine, Anne Elliot, saddened and unmarried at 28. Anne is older and wiser than Austen’s other heroines and, for many, embodies all the qualities that Austen herself admired … but will she win back Captain Wentworth?

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December 2019

Literature Lecture and Lunch: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

6th December, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
£20

One of the most popular family stories, this is hugely autobiographical. Come and meet the delightful March family, based on Alcott’s own. But the real story behind the charm is very different and the life so much harsher than the fiction.

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