Dorothy L Sayers Bloomsbury New for 2017!
Dorothy L Sayers, one of the “golden age” of crime writers between the first and second world wars, lived and worked in Holborn and Bloomsbury – as did her alter ego, Harriet Vane and other familiar characters from the novels. See places from which she took inspiration, for her detective fiction and find out more about her characters and about the woman who brought them all to life.
The “New Woman”
Meet the independent ‘New Woman’ of the late Victorian period. On this walk through east Bloomsbury’s quiet streets and squares we follow inthe footsteps of pioneers of women’s education, employment, and the fight for the vote. See where the first women doctors trained, discover the Rational Dress Society and why it was needed, and meet the advertising copywriter who became a famous detective writer.
Pioneers, Poets & Pacifists
Stroll though Bloomsbury beautiful squares and meet ten of the lesser known women who played a significant role in science, medicine, politics, the arts. They include the distinguished scientist imprisoned as a conscientious objector, the first woman to gain a Master of Surgery degree, the novelist who championed education for disabled children but opposed women’s suffrage, and more…
The Garretts of Gower Street
Seven extraordinary 19th & 20th century women: three sisters, two daughters, a cousin, a sister-in-law – all with ground-breaking careers and active in public life. Elizabeth was the first woman to qualify in England as a doctor, Millicent fought for women to get the vote, Agnes and Rhoda established a top interior design company, Fanny was a landscape gardener and Philippa a brilliant mathematician. See the places they lived and worked and the legacy they left behind.