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      Sarah LeFanu Book Launch - FOI at Waterstones in Bristol

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      February 20, 2020


      11a Union Galleries
      Bristol, Bristol, City of BS1 3XD

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      Sarah LeFanu Book Launch - FOI at Waterstones

      In early 1900, the paths of three British writers Rudyard Kipling, Mary Kingsley and Arthur Conan Doyle crossed in South Africa during the first few months of the Anglo-Boer War. Sarah LeFanu compellingly opens an unexplored chapter of these writers lives at a turning point for Britain and its imperial ambitions, and enriches her narrative with a range of voices from within South Africa.How did this crucial period shape the cultural legacies of these writers, their shifting reputations and their influence on colonial policy?A brilliantly insightful, very moving examination of three writers on the battlefield. LeFanu reveals each of her subjects to be engaged in his or her own private war, at the same time as they participated in the war that came to define the cruelty and confusion of the British Empire. Lara Feigel,author of The Bitter Taste ofVictory and Free Woman: Life,Liberation and Doris LessingThis special book launch of Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War includes a free glass of wine for ticket holders.This is an event in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.

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      Categories: Literary & Books

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