Kathryn Hughes

Victorians Undone – Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum

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An eye-opening, groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians and biographers, author of The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton and George Eliot: The Last Victorian. Why did the great philosophical novelist George Eliot feel so self-conscious that her right hand was larger than her left? Exactly what made Darwin grow that iconic beard in 1862? Who knew Queen Victoria had a personal hygiene problem as a young woman and the crisis that followed led to a hurried commitment to marry Albert?


18 July 2017


4.45pm  - 5.45pm




Pavilion Arts Centre

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