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The Darkling Thrush

January 11, 2014

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“The Darkling Thrush”: Thomas Hardy's Elegies for Lost Lives & Loves.

Please note: This event is organised by WMC Literature Weekends.

January 11, 2014 16:00 - January 12, 2014 14:00
Location: Shallowford House, Shallowford, Stone, ST15 0NZ

Continuing the literature weekends that were held for many years at Wedgwood Memorial College

Every year, WMC Literature organises six weekends of discussion and study, each under the guidance of a different tutor, a format which has been running successfully for over 20 years. The tutor for the weekend next January will be Dr. Jill Allaway who will bring information about author, context and themes, and guide the discussion which follows.
The texts selected are:
“The Woodlanders”
A selection of Hardy’s poetry (copies will be provided).

Dr Jill Allaway is a freelance academic editor, proof-reader, writer and teacher who has taught English Literature at Huddersfield, Keele and Salford Universities.

The course begins late on Saturday afternoon, with a second session after dinner. There are two further sessions on Sunday morning, with a break for coffee, and the course concludes with Sunday lunch.

Event organised by WMC Literature, more information on this and other weekends in the 2013-14 programme please go to


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