Helena Whitbread

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The venues to which I am invited to speak about my work o...

The venues to which I am invited to speak about my work on the journals of Anne Lister are varied. The latest one was held in York at the York St John University a couple of weeks ago. I had been  approached by Sue Lister (no relation to the Shibden Hall Listers so far as I know) who runs the Real People Theatre group in conjunction with Ann Murray. She asked if I would contribute to a series o...

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“At night and during winter afternoons, in the absence of adequate lighting, Anne wrote by candlelight and had only one precious copy of her writings.”
Helena Whitbread, Secret Diaries Past & Present

“16.9.1823 Writing my journal has amused & done me good. I seemed to have opened my heart to an old friend. I can tell my journal what I can tell none else.”
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“She also kept literary indexes of books, newspapers, magazines, etc., which she purchased or obtained from the library.”
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