An event with

Francesca Wade and Rebecca Mead

Parallel Lives

Wednesday 12th February 2020 at 7:00pm

Daunt Books Marylebone

Tickets £10.00


We welcome Francesca Wade and Rebecca Mead to discuss our new Daunt publication, the cult classic Parallel Lives by Phyllis Rose, which examines five literary Victorian partnerships, from Charles Dickens’ disastrous marriage to Catherine Hogarth to George Eliot’s joyful and unwed union with George Henry Lewes. In an age when divorce was scandalous, the subjects of Rose’s book were forced to find inventive and surprising ways to co-exist and she brilliantly considers how desire, fantasy and power played out in these relationships.

Francesca Wade’s new book Square Haunting is a spell-binding group biography of five Bloomsbury women who pushed the boundaries of literature, scholarship and social norms between the wars while Rebecca Mead’s The Road to Middlemarch is an engaging meditation of the way great novelists and their characters interweave with our own lives and imagination. We can’t wait to hear more from both of them as they chat about the messy business of what it means to love and live creatively.

Event Details

Wednesday 12th February 2020 Event starts at 7:00pm
Tickets are £10.00 and include a glass of wine and 20% off the author's books.

Venue address:

Daunt Books Marylebone
83-84 Marylebone High Street,
London W1U 4QW

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