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LSE Library celebrates women writers and women reading

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Feminist Book Fortnight celebrates women writers and women reading. This year in two events we explore the influence of the mother of the Bronte sisters and how ‘middle brow’ novels have been overlooked. In addition, our online exhibition Making Modern Women considers the influence of women’s magazines in the interwar period on reading culture.
13 May 6.30pm: Mother of the Brontës: As 2021 marks the bicentenary of Maria’s death, Sharon Wright restores the witty, clever and resilient Regency lady of letters, lover of Patrick and mother of genius to the heart of the Brontë story. 
20 May 1pm: What were the novels that were read by women in public and circulating libraries in the 1920s to the 1950s? Elizabeth Crawford answers that question with reference to many authors – such as Frances Faviell or Stella Gibbons - that have been recently been republished. 
Book in advance via Zoom for the link.