Tent Talk | Charles and Fanny, Love and Lust**

SATURDAY 15 June | 2.30pm | The Big Top


When Kingsley first met his future wife Frances (“Fanny”) Grenfell the effect was instantaneous: the first look they exchanged was “eye-wedlock”. Kingsley’s poor prospects and Fanny’s dreams of becoming a nun, however, ensured that theirs would be a long, anguished courtship by letter. Join a semi-staged reading of extracts from this extraordinarily intimate correspondence, introduced by historian Jonathan Conlin of the University of Southampton. 45mins plus Q&A

** Owing to the sexual nature of the content, this event is not suitable for young children. Parental discretion is advised.

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