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Review of Eliza Lynn Linton by Herbert van Thal

Eliza Lynn Linton, who is probably known to George Eliot admirers less for her literary talents than for her harsh words against the lady, had a hard childhood. She was one of the 12 children who were out of the control of an over-burdened father.…

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…

Wreath Laying, 1977 (George Eliot Memorial Gardens?)

Our gathering here today symbolises several of our own convictions and inclinations. Here in this quiet place we have turned our backs for a little while on the unquiet world, so disturbing to those of us who respond in both temperament and intellect…

Eliza Lynn Linton and George Eliot

Having left the ‘Morning Chronicle’, Eliza Lynn, (as she was) began work upon her third novel, ‘Realities’, which was, on account of its realism, to receive some rough handling by the critics. By now, she was aware that her ‘historical’…