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Talk – Barmy in Wonderland – When the Cheshire Cat met the Newt.

March 7, 2024 @ 7:30 PM 9:00 PM

Presented by Sarah Stanfield

Lewis Carroll was a paradigm shifter in Victorian Children’s literature, who excited the imaginations of his young readers, and none more so than one Pelham Greville Wodehouse.   Unexpected links between the two authors began to emerge on close examination of their lives and literary output.

Sarah Stanfield Sarah was born on Hayling Island but has lived most of her adult life in Kent.  From an early age she was captivated by the works of Lewis Carroll – initially his poetry, then the Alice novels and other works of nonsense fiction.  Encouraged by a librarian friend she began collecting editions of the author’s work and to join the Lewis Carroll Society.  She began to attend their London meetings as an adult, later joined the Society’s Committee, eventually becoming Chairman.  Lately, she has become interested in the influence that Lewis Carroll has had upon other authors, most recently Douglas Adams, and has now turned her attention to another of her literary heroes, the wonderful P.G.Wodehouse.

Tickets: You must book a ticket in advance to be sure of entry. Tickets are available for £5 each cash only and only from Bookends, 7 High Street, Emsworth, PO10 7AQ. Seats are unreserved.


Nigel Gossop

Emsworth Community Centre

North Street
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 7DD United Kingdom
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