Unfortunately we had to postpone our meeting to discuss The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall back in September as the new ‘Rule of 6’ came into place.
Now we are in Lockdown 2.0, we will definitely have to host this event over Zoom – so you’ll be able to take part from the comfort of your own sofa!
Wine is encouraged and everyone is welcome! We are hoping to host this event soon…so, if like (one of us) you haven’t read the book yet…we’ve got time to get through it!
For our next LGBTQIA+ book group – we’ll be reading…
The Well of Loneliness by Radclyffe Hall!
Stephen is an ideal child of aristocratic parents—a fencer, a horse rider and a keen scholar. Stephen grows to be a war hero, a bestselling writer and a loyal, protective lover. But Stephen is a woman, and her lovers are women. As her ambitions drive her, and society confines her, Stephen is forced into desperate actions.
The Well of Loneliness was banned for obscenity when published in 1928. It became an international bestseller, and for decades was the single most famous lesbian novel. It has influenced how love between women is understood, for the twentieth century and beyond.
We had a really great return to this special group at the end of July and it was a delight to sit with everyone in the park, even despite being eaten alive by mosquitos! One of our dear regulars summed it up perfectly with a quote from Shakespeare’s The Tempest:
“How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world,
That has such people in it!”
Please contact us for any more info!
As always, this book group is free and open for anyone to attend. We look forward to seeing you!