Walking Book Club – Undreamed Shores by Dr Frances Larson


Thursday 14 April, 12 – 1pm

We will be taking a circular walk round Knole whilst discussing Undreamed Shores by Frances Larson, starting and finishing at the Bookshop.

We will send anyone attending an email the day before the bookclub but our wet weather contingency will be to meet in our bookshop café instead.

Tickets are £9.99 and include a copy of Undreamed Shores by Dr Frances Larson (RRP £9.99). Tickets are strictly limited.

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In the first decades of the 20th century, five women arrived at Oxford to take the newly created Masters diploma in Anthropology. Though their circumstances differed radically, all five were intent on travelling to the furthest corners of the globe and studying remote communities whose lives were a world away from their own. In the wastelands of Siberia; in the pueblos and villages of the Nile and New Mexico; in the midst of a rebellion on Easter Island; and in the uncharted interiors of New Guinea, they found new freedoms. They documented customs now long since forgotten, and bore witness to now-vanished worlds. Through their work they overturned some of the most pernicious myths that dogged their gender, and proved that women could be explorers and scientists, too. Yet when they returned to England they found loss, madness, and regret waiting for them.