Biography & Memoir

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People and Places: ‘The land of spices, something understood’ George Herbert

3:00pm | Saturday 16 March 2013
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About this Event:

The price of this event includes tea and cakes.

Join Ronald Blythe and Henrietta Garnett in the intimate surroundings of the Delegates Room as they share the stories of their extraordinary lives of literature, art, and beautiful buildings. Be part of this fascinating conversation as their connections and inspirations unfold. A treasure trove of writers from George Herbert, to John Clare, to Virginia Woolf, and artists such as Picasso, Cedric Morris, and John Nash. The beautiful homes at Hilton Hall, Charleston, and Bottengoms Farm dating from the 1600s.

Blythe and Garnett’s discussion draws upon their worlds of the ordinary and the extraordinary, the people and the places.

Blythe is a writer and essayist best known for Akenfield, Portrait of an English Village and his weekly contribution to the Church Times - ‘one of the most elegant and thoughtful columns in British journalism’ Guardian.  Henrietta Garnett is author of several memoirs including a biography of her ancestor Anny Thackeray, the daughter of the novelist and aunt of Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf.

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