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LADIES OF THE LAKES (PART ONE)
September 20th at 18:30 to September 23rd at 13:30
Two of the women who have formed our impressions of the Lake District are Dorothy Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. By 1800, Dorothy was living in Grasmere with her brother William, and writing prolifically as well as transcribing William’s poems. Her The Grasmere Journals have become a classic of social history and nature writing that is a record of daily life in Grasmere. In 1882, Beatrix Potter was spending holidays in The Lakes and also keeping a journal. Each of these women had an unusual ability to observe nature and to describe it – and they have become known as two of our finest nature writers. Potter was instrumental in preserving the Lake District and left most of her money and copyrights to the National Trust. We’ll explore their lives and writings and be inspired to keep our own journals.
Includes a visit to see some of Dorothy’s archive in Grasmere.
NEW TUTOR: Prof Elaine Oswald (East Berwickshire www.highamhall.com/elaine-oswald)
Residential: £351 Non-residential: £264 (incl. field trip)