Join me in the illustrious company of the fabulous Essie Fox and the erudite Hallie Rubenhold for a ‘Girls Night In’ at Chiswick Library, Duke’s Avenue, London W4 2AB, on Thursday 13 February 6.45-8.15 p.m. to discuss all things love and romance in times gone by.


Essie will be telling some of the tragic tales of love, death and destiny which appear in her gothic novels. Hallie Rubenhold will be drawing back the curtain before Regency prostitutes, and I’ll be revisiting the golden age of Elizabethan England to consider the realities of courtship at the time of Romeo and Juliet and some of the previously unencountered customs of ‘savages’ in the New World. To borrow Essie’s words: ‘We’ll guarantee to stir the blood and lift your hearts to thoughts of love.’

Essie has appeared at various festivals, contributed articles for the national press and lectured at the V&A. Hallie is an author, historian and broadcaster who has worked as both a Bond Street art dealer and curator of the National Portrait Gallery. …And I’ve had ants in my knickers along the Camino Real!
Tickets only £3 – book through Chiswick Library or call 0208 994 1008
Essie has a piece about the event here:
and here’s the event listing on the Hounslow BC website (scroll down)




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