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Queen Victoria's 200th Birthday with Susannah Fullerton

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Ground Floor, Mitchell Library Bldg

State Library NSW, Macquarie St

Sydney, NSW 2000

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Susannah Fullerton OAM will give a special illustrated talk on the Queen as both a reader and a writer. Queen Victoria was one of the longest reigning of all English monarchs. Her reign saw a flowering of literature, when the novel became accepted, easily available and hugely popular, when poetry sold in vast numbers and when writers were adored by the public. Dickens,Trollope,Thackeray, the Brontes, Eliot, Gaskell, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Tennyson, the Brownings, Matthew Arnold - these were just some of the famous writers of the Victorian age.
Queen Victoria was herself an author. She wrote a little novel when she was only ten, and her journals about life in the Highlands became bestsellers.

And what did the Queen like to read? Which author did she read to her beloved Albert on his deathbed? What did she think of some of the feminist writers of the era, and which poets did she prefer? Susannah Fullerton will give an illustrated talk on the Queen as both a reader and a writer.

Celebrate this important birthday with drinks and nibbles and admire the State Library treasures relating to the Queen which will be especially on display for this event and learn more about the literary tastes of one of Britain's greatest queens.

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Ground Floor, Mitchell Library Bldg

State Library NSW, Macquarie St

Sydney, NSW 2000

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