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Lucy Scholes – A Different Sound: Stories by Mid Century Women Writers

  • Sunday 5 May, 10.45am
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
Lucy Scholes (2021)

Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled. Our Box Office team are contacting all ticket holders.

Elegant, timeless and riveting: a new anthology of short stories by mid-century women writers.

Selected and introduced by writer, Lucy Scholes these remarkable short stories from the 1940s and 50s depict women and men caught between the pull of personal desires and profound social change. From a remote peninsula in Cornwall to the drawing rooms of the British Raj, domestic arrangements are rewritten, social customs are revoked and new freedoms are embraced. A Different Sound places works from renowned women writers such as Daphne Du Maurier and Elizabeth Jane Howard alongside recently rediscovered voices. Suffused with tension and longing, they form a window onto a remarkable era of writing.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson.

Concession prices: available to Friends of the Festival, those on benefits and students.

Carers qualify for free ‘essential companion’ tickets. Wheelchair spaces are limited. Please book for both directly at the Queen’s Hall Box Office.

Get 15% discount off your booking if you buy tickets for four or more different events (not including workshops). Must be in a single transaction and can't be applied retrospectively.

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Book a table and receive 10% off dining at The Beaumont Hotel on presentation of your ticket.

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