Living with a Legacy: Review of Miranda Seymour’s In Byron’s Wake at Durham Book Festival

Miranda Seymour, author of the award-winning In My Father’s House, has drawn on fascinating new material to tell the stories of County Durham-born Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace, wife and daughter respectively of the poet Lord Byron. Nicola Wigmore learned more at Durham Book Festival about two women who broke with convention, to controversial and... Continue Reading →


Finding Old Friends: Review of Persephone Books at Durham Book Festival

From being neglected in a dusty drawer to wearing smart new covers in a bookshop, having travelled via London, India and Germany: a Persephone Books novel goes through a remarkable journey as this publisher brings neglected works by female authors back to life. Yurie Watanabe enjoyed a celebratory tea party at Durham Book Festival. ‘Persephone Books... Continue Reading →

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