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Sarah Gristwood – Secret Voices: A Year of Women’s Diaries

  • Sunday 28 April, 2pm
  • Tickets From £8.50
  • Hexham Library
Author Pic Credit To Oliver Edwards

A groundbreaking anthology of women’s diaries from the last four centuries, with a captivating selection of extracts for every day of the year.

Sarah Gristwood's latest anthology looks back over four centuries and draws on more than a hundred female diarists – some well-known, many less so. A fascinating, thought-provoking and entertaining compilation of daily entries range from Virginia Woolf relishing her new haircut and Oprah Winfrey meditating on her career to Emilie Davis chronicling the death of Abraham Lincoln and teenage Ma Yan yearning for education in poverty-stricken China. Secret Voices contains a rich mix of women from all cultures and backgrounds, and demonstrates how much life as changed for women, as well as how much it hasn’t.

Chaired by Claire Malcolm.

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.

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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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