Tangled Souls: Love and Scandal Among the Victorian Aristocracy

Wednesday 5 October
Castle Hill Baptist Church

A glittering and sometimes shocking story of love and scandal among the Victorian elites.

Handsome playboy Harry Cust was reputed to be one of the great womanisers of the era. In 1893, while a Member of Parliament, he caused public scandal by his affair with artist and poet Nina Welby Gregory. When she revealed she was pregnant, horror swept through ‘the Souls’, a cultured group of writers, artists and politicians who also rubbed shoulders with luminaries such as Oscar Wilde and H. G. Wells.

For the rest of their lives, Harry and Nina would fight to rebuild their reputations and maintain the marriage they were pressured to enter.

Join acclaimed biographer Jane Dismore as she tells the tumultuous story of this ill-fated romance in her new book Tangled Souls, revealing pre-war society at its most colourful and most conflicted.

... an upper-class soap opera to rival Downton Abbey and The Crown - THE LADY (Book Club Pick)

Tickets £12.00
includes refreshments


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