Book launch and talk on ‘Ann Radcliffe in the Lakes’ with Penny Bradshaw
Join us at The Armitt for a special event as we celebrate the launch of a second edition of Ann Radcliffe’s Observations during a Tour to the Lakes, edited and introduced by Dr Penny Bradshaw.
In 1794, Ann Radcliffe was at the very height of her fame, having already published three of her most successful Gothic novels before producing her account of her experiences in the region titled Observations during a Tour to the Lakes.
A scholarly edition of Observations was first published by Penny Bradshaw in 2014. This 10th anniversary edition, published by Hobnob Press in March, provides a new generation with an opportunity to experience Radcliffe’s literary perspectives on a landscape which was still in the process of imaginative discovery.
The event will include a talk and Q&A with Penny Bradshaw, as well as opportunity to purchase a copy of the new edition and have it signed. Light refreshments will also be provided.
About the speaker
Dr Penny Bradshaw is an Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Cumbria. She is programme Leader for the MA Literature, Romanticism, and the Lake District and thematic lead for Cultural Landscapes within the University’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas. Penny specialises in regional Romanticism and literary responses to place. Other recent publications include The Lake Poems of John Wilson (2012), A Literary Walking Tour of Ambleside (2021) and A Literary Walking Tour of Carlisle (2023). Penny is currently writing a book on Beatrix Potter for Bloomsbury Academic.
How to get there
Rydal Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9BL
February-March: Wednesday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm (last admission 4pm).
April-October: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-5pm (last admission 4:30pm).
November-December: Wednesday-Saturday 10:30am-4:30pm (last admission 4pm).
Also open on the first Tuesday of every month.
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