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Manchester Meeting – The Adopted Child in 19th Century Literature

Tuesday 2 November, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT

£5 – £6

This talk explores representations of adopted children in fiction by Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens and George Eliot.

Our guest speaker, Dr Karen Laird, is an adoptive mother and the author of The Art Of Adapting Victorian Literature, 1848-1920 (Routledge, 2019)

Doors open at 1pm – tea/coffee available to purchase, and you are most welcome to bring a packed lunch! The talk begins at 1.30pm.

Your ticket will also give you live access to the talk over Zoom and all ticket holders will receive a link to a recording of the talk for viewing after the event. 

Members : £5     Non members: £6
All are welcome

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Tuesday 2 November, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm GMT
£5 – £6
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Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street,
Manchester, M2 1NL United Kingdom
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