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Burghley House

Coach Visit
Stamford, Lincolnshire

Tue, 21 Apr 20
8.30am - 6.30pm

Cost £40.00 per person includes introductory talk with tea/coffee & biscuits

Burghley House, one of the largest and grandest Elizabethan houses, was built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I between 1555 and 1587, and remains the Cecil family home to this day. As well as grand architecture and stunning room settings the house holds one of the finest privately owned collections of Italian Old Master paintings, World Famous collections of ceramics, and magnificent English and Continental furniture. A short introductory talk, with tea/coffee & biscuits is included in the price.

For All

Suffolk Book League Author's Talk

Fiona Sampson

Reading Room

Wed, 08 Jul 20

SBL Members £4 Non-members £8. Students FREE with ID

Fiona is coming to talk to us about her biography of Mary Shelley who wrote Frankenstein, In Search of Mary Shelley.

Fiona Sampson has been published in thirty-seven languages and has received the awards in many countries. She received an MBE for services to literature in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours, 2017.

Sampson is a Fellow and former Council Member of the Royal Society of Literature. Her publications include twenty-nine volumes of poetry, literary non-fiction and criticism; she has also co-translated four volumes of poetry.
A prolific broadcaster and critic, Fiona Sampson has held a number of international writing fellowships. Earlier, she pioneered writing on health care in the UK, and directed an international poetry festival in Wales for five years before becoming Director of the Stephen Spender Memorial Trust for literary translation. Her study of musical form in poetry, Lyric Cousins, and her latest collection The Catch (Penguin Random House), both appeared in 2016. She has written a libretto for the composer Philip Grange as part.

Among Sampson’s recent books, the Spectator called her exploration of Limestone Country(2017)‘bewitching’, and it was a Guardian Book of the Year. Her critically acclaimed biography, In Search of Mary Shelley (2018), has appeared in US, Italian and Spanish editions.