Country House Novels

Margaret Mills

East of England
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Paid: From £50.00 plus mileage, depending on location
18th November 2017
Literature | Country Houses | Manor Houses

The manor house (or "big house" as it was often known) has been used as a setting in many novels since the 18th century. This talk looks at the reasons why so many novelists used country houses as settings in many of their novels, and the purpose the country house fulfilled.

This talk would be suitable for an adult mixed audience, particularly those who enjoy references to English literature and authors.

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About Margaret Mills

I am a qualified and experienced (25 plus years) part-time adult education lecturer, and give talks to various different organisations. My specialisms are History and English Literature, (mainly 18th and 19th centuries) and my talk topics are mainly selected from this period. I also broadcast a regular book review slot and a local history slot on community radio, and regularly contribute to newsletters, magazines and journals of both the Bronte Society and the Jane Austen Centre. I am a member of the Royal Historical Society. My academic qualifications are a BA Honours Degree in Humanities with History, and a Masters Degree in Education, also Post-graduate Certificates in both Education and Educational Learning Support. My talks can be anything from 30 minutes to an hour (or more) in length, depending on requirements, and I am always happy to answer questions afterwards. The talks I give can be of a purely academic nature, or there are other options with a more light-hearted and humorous slant, if required! My aim is to inform and entertain.

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