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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Wendy Moore Poster

Wedlock: The disastrous marriage and triumphant divorce of Mary Eleanor Bowes, Countess of Strathmore

15th April 2015, 16:30 to 18:00, Williams Library, St Chad's College, Wendy Moore

An Inventions of the Text lecture.

We are delighted to have award-winning author Wendy Moore join us on April 15th and talk about her book based on the '(in)famous' Mary Eleanor Bowes of County Durham (1749-1800): Wedlock, How Georgian Britain's Worst Husband Met His Match

Wendy Moore is an author and freelance journalist based in London. She has published three books on characters and events from the 18th century. 

The talk will be followed by book signing and sale of Wendy's books, Wedlock, The Knife Man, and How to Create the Perfect Wife

Please note that the event takes place at a new venue (Williams Library, St Chad's College, 18 North Bailey), and starts at 4.30pm. 

All are very welcome to this event. Tea/coffee/biscuits are provided from 4.00pm. Please help us publicise the event if you could! 

Contact for more information about this event.


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