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Celia Brayfield on The Rebel Writers: The Accidental Feminists in Bath

2nd October 2019 @ 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

£4 – £19.99

In Rebel Writers, Celia Brayfield tells the story of a pioneering group of young women writers – Shelagh Delaney, Edna O’Brien, Lynne Reid Banks, Margaret Forster, Virginia Ironside, Charlotte Bingham and Nell Dunn – who challenged the status quo and changed women’s lives forever.

In London in 1958 a play by a 19-year-old redefined women’s writing in Britain. The play was A Taste of Honey and the author, Shelagh Delaney, was the first of a succession of very young women who wrote about their lives with an honesty that dazzled the world. They rebelled against sexism, inequality and prejudice and in doing so rejected masculine definitions of what writing and a writer should be. After Delaney came Edna O’Brien, Lynne Reid Banks, Virginia Ironside, Charlotte Bingham, Margaret Forster and Nell Dunn, each challenging traditional concepts of womanhood in novels, films, television, essays and journalism.

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Date:
2nd October 2019
Time:
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
£4 – £19.99
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Website:
https://www.toppingbooks.co.uk/events/bath/accidental-feminists/

Venue

Topping & Company (Bath)
Topping & Company, The Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5LS United Kingdom
Phone:
01225 428111
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Organiser

Topping & Company (Bath)
Phone:
01225 428111
Email:
bath@toppingbooks.co.uk
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Region
South West England