Tent Talk | Lucas Malet proto-feminist author and member of Eversley’s forgotten literary dynasty

FRIDAY 14 June | 5.30pm | The Big Top


Far from showing deference to her father’s example, Mary Kingsley’s personal life and views on the New Woman and spirituality saw Mary blaze her own trail. Join literary scholars Jane Ford and Alexandra Gray of universities of Teesside and Portsmouth for an introduction to this remarkable figure – and a celebration of these scholars’ new book: Lucas Malet: Dissident Pilgrim. 45mins plus Q&A


Kingsley’s daughter Mary St. Leger Kingsley (who used the pen name “Lucas Malet”) was a best-selling novelist in the early 1900s, yet has since fallen into almost total neglect.

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