‘The Real Anne Lister’ with Jill Liddington
Afternoon tea event, 25 SeptemberT: 01422 240024
Who Was the Real Anne Lister? Afternoon tea and talk with author Jill Liddington
Tickets are £42.50 each and include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, full afternoon tea and a copy of Jill’s book Nature’s Domain, which will be signed on the day for you.
Join award-winning writer and historian Jill Liddington as she reveals the Real Anne Lister on Wednesday 25 September. Jill’s research and insight into Anne Lister proved invaluable to screenwriter Sally Wainwright for the production of Gentleman Jack, and Jill’s book Female Fortune: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 (Rivers Oram Press 1998) was chosen by Wainwright on Desert Island Discs as the book she wanted to take with her.
“Who was the real Anne Lister?
Anne Lister 1791-1840 inherited Shibden Hall from her uncle in 1826. She became a member of the landed gentry, running her estate with energy and efficiency. However her most memorable achievement was her 4-5 million word diary, one-sixth of which was written in her secret code, mainly detailing her affairs with other women.
In spring 1832, Anne returned back home to Shibden despondent, betrayed by yet another woman’s marriage plans. Yet soon re-acquaintance with neighbouring heiress Ann Walker of Lightcliffe changed her life ~ forever. Nature’s Domain tells that tale, and helps us uncover Who was the real Anne Lister?”
The event on 25 September 2019:
- Arrive for 3pm for a glass of Prosecco
- Hear Jill Liddington talk on the later years of Anne Lister’s Life, with question and answer session
- Enjoy Holdsworth House’s Classic Afternoon Tea at 4.30pm (please provide us with any dietary requirements on booking)
- Event expected to close around 5.30pm
Jill has very kindly dontated her appearance fee to the Médecins Sans Frontières
Remember, the event includes a signed copy of Jill’s book Nature’s Domain. Feel free to bring along your own copies of Jill’s other Anne Lister-related books for signing:Call 01422 24024 to book or book online