2017/18 Sem 2 – The Beth Book

SEMESTER 2 2017-8

For our reading group this semester we will be moving into the future by around 50 years from our last text, Shirley, and will be reading Sarah Grand’s The Beth Book (1897). All are welcome to come along and discuss this intriguing, fin de siècle text by an author known for pushing the conventions of nineteenth-century literature. The group will meet on alternate Thursdays, 17:00-18:00 in HEL112.

For those of you who need a copy, there are some good quality second hand Virago editions of The Beth Book on Abe Books still available at a very modest price. Or, for those of you who prefer a digital edition, the Kindle version can also be bought on Amazon for £3.59

WEEK 1: 1st Feb: Chapters 1-8 (led by Lizzie Ludlow)

WEEK 3: 15th Feb: Chapters 9-16 (led by Kathy Rees)

WEEK 6: 8th Mar: Chapters 17-23 (led by Raj Mann) this session is in HEL119.

WEEK 7: 15th Mar: Chapters 24-33 (led by Chris Lyon)


WEEK 9: 12th Apr: Chapters 34-43 (led by Edwin Marr)

WEEK 11: 26th Apr: Chapters 44-52 (led by Marie Moxon)