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1 2 3 4A brief, illustrated history of Moor Hall, Sutton ColdfieldA brief, illustrated history of Moor Hall, Sutton ColdfieldTime: 19:30 - 20:45
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8 9The Sadness of The King GeorgeThe Sadness of The King GeorgeTime: 20:00 - 21:00
Join author Shaun Hand at the local launch of his debut novel, The Sadness of The King George, set in Sutton Coldfield in 2005. The novel features many places familiar to those who knew Sutton not long after the turn of the Millennium. Shaun will also be talking about his road to publication followed by a Q&A from audience members.
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22 23 24 25How to create the perfect wife by Wendy MooreHow to create the perfect wife by Wendy MooreTime: 19:30 - 20:45
Thomas Day was an 18th-century poet and philanthropist. He campaigned against slavery, spent his money on good works and was a member of the Lunar Society of scientists and intellectuals based in the Midlands. Day’s quest to find a perfect woman was rather less admirable. In 1769 he chose two orphans from the London Foundling Hospital in order to educate them both and choose the best pupil to become his wife. As part of this plan, he sent his preferred pupil, Sabrina Bicknell, to school in Sutton Coldfield. Naturally, Day’s scheme to create his perfect wife did not end well.
Wendy Moore reveals the story of Day’s bizarre quest as told in her book How to Create the Perfect Wife.
Wendy Moore is a journalist and author of five non-fiction books. Her third book, How to Create the Perfect Wife, was published in 2013. Her most recent book, Endell Street: The Trailblazing Women who ran World War One’s Most Remarkable Military Hospital, was a Radio 4 Book of the Week. Wendy is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund based at the British Library. More information on https://www.wendymoore.org/ and on twitter @wendymoore99
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