The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister – Helena Whitbread
Fri, 25 October 7:00pm
The diary of a remarkable, bold and fiercely independent woman who lived life on her own terms in Regency Yorkshire and the inspiration for Gentleman Jack. Anne Lister was a wealthy landowner, industrialist, traveller and lesbian. Helena Whitbread spent years researching and transcribing Lister’s journals, which were written in code allowing her to record her life in intimate and sometimes explicit detail.
“The Lister diaries are the Dead Sea Scrolls of lesbian history” Emma Donoghue