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Kathleen and Bill Adams: Memories of Old Friends

About 55 years ago when we were engaged to be married, Ruth came down from Scotland to Coventry for a holiday, and I was concerned to demonstrate to her that Warwickshire had much to offer to the visitor and prospective resident. Having, as I…

Living with George Eliot: A Tribute to my Parents

It was a strange but much-appreciated honour to be asked to address the annual George Eliot Fellowship lunch in 2016. It was strange because I'd attended many such events long ago - fewer more recently - and had always sat with the 'rank and file' on…

Bill Adams: A Tribute

With the passing of Bill Adams at the age of 92 we have truly reached the end of an era. Bill had a close association with the George Eliot Fellowship for fifty years and only two days before his death on 21 June he had laid a wreath in Nuneaton,…

Address at the Celebration for Kathleen and Bill Adams at Arbury Hall, 6 May 2008

I'm ashamed to say that I didn't know of the existence of the George Eliot Fellowship until 1980, which was of course the great year of the stone-laying in Westminster Abbey. I can't remember how it came to be known that one of George Henry Lewes's…

A Matter of Grave Concern

(We have been looking for some time for the grave of J.W. Cross, and knew only that it was not far from George Eliot’s. for those readers who are unfamiliar with Highgate cemetery, Elma Stuart (George Eliot’s friend and admirer) is buried next to…

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What's in a Name?

Students and lovers of the writings of George Eliot are generally so absorbed by the intellectual brilliance of her work and the depth of her insight into human strengths and weaknesses that they seldom spare a few thoughts on some of the more…

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