Mothers of the Mind

Wednesday 4 October
Castle Hill Baptist Church

Virginia Woolf, Agatha Christie, and Sylvia Plath are three of our most famous authors.

Now, and for the first time, Rachel Trethewey tells the story of the remarkable mothers who shaped them. Julia Stephen, Clara Miller, and Aurelia Plath were fascinating women in their own right and their relationships with their daughters profoundly influenced the writers’ lives, literature and attitude to feminism.

Through rigorous research and first-hand testimony, Mothers of the Mind charts the complex, often contradictory, bond between these mothers and daughters. Too often in the past, Virginia, Agatha and Sylvia have been defined by their lovers: this book redresses the balance by focusing on their formative affinity with their mothers.

Tickets £12.00
includes tea and cake


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