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Buried Treasure

Most commentors agree that George Eliot furnished her early stories from memories of actual places, events and people encountered in her childhood and youth in Warwickshire. In making this (perhaps involuntary) choice so soon after her liaison with…

Obituary: Herbert Van Thal

'Bertie' Van Thal mode contact with the George Eliot Fellowship in the early l970's as a result of a letter to the Times from the secretary in which she proposed the Alliance of Literary Societies. The suggestion was one which earned Bertie's…

Florence Re-visited

In the autumn of 1982 Kathleen and I had the opportunity to visit Florence with a group studying Renaissance … For us this was of course a golden chance to make a … literary pilgrimage in the steps of George Eliot and … George Lewes, to see the…

Victorian Britain - An Encyclopedia

There is an old adage that if you have a large problem, the best way to tackle it is to break it down into small parts and deal with each in turn. The trouble with this theory is that if your problem is as large as the Victorian era the…

A Glimpse of Nineteenth Century Nuneton

“November 22nd, 1819 – Mary Ann Evans was born at Arbury Farm at five o’clock this morning” reads the famous entry in the journal of Robert Evans. The glimmer of candlelight from the windows of Arbury Farm was the only relief from the blackness of…