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Mon, 22 Aug


The Octagon, Grassington

An Evenings with Jill Liddington

Come along to An Evening with Jill Liddington author of Female Fortune. The Anne Lister Diaries, 1833 - 1836.

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An Evenings with Jill Liddington
An Evenings with Jill Liddington

22 Aug 2022, 19:00

The Octagon, Grassington, Town Hall, 48A Main St, Grassington, Skipton BD23 5AA, UK

'A unique and thrilling insight into the brilliant mind of Anne Lister' Sally Wainwright, creator of Gentleman Jack.

Female Fortune is the book which inspired Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack, now a major drama series for the BBC and HBO. Lesbian landowner Anne Lister inherited Shibden Hall in 1826. She was an impressive scholar, fearless traveller and successful businesswoman, even developing her own coalmines.

Her extraordinary diaries, running to 4-5 million words, were partly written in her own secret code and recorded her love affairs with startling candour. The diaries were included on UNESCO's Memory of the World Register in 2011. Jill Liddington's classic edition of the diaries tells the story of how Anne Lister wooed and seduced neighbouring heiress Ann Walker, who moved in to live with Anne and her family in 1834.

This event will take place at The Octagon Theatre, Grassington on Monday 22nd August, 7pm. Bar will be available on the night. Tickets for this event at £5 with £6 discount on purchase of the book and can be purchased from either The Stripey Badger Bookshop or online

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