Category Archives: George Eliot

Silas Marner: Chapters Nine and Ten by Natalie Marlow

Dolly Winthrop and the Coventry Godcake   In a previous post, Ruth Livesey talked about Raymond Williams’s wonderful book The Country and the City and his work on the ‘knowable communities’ of the country novel. For Williams, in novels such as Silas Marner and Adam … Continue reading

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Conservation of George Eliot’s dress

We are getting very excited about the opening of our new exhibition, ‘Becoming George: The Unexpected Life of George Eliot’ on 10th May. Last week, I delivered a lovely nineteenth century dress to a Conservator in Warwick. This silk dress, … Continue reading

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Ring Out the Bells

Last Saturday, our Hands on History session on the theme of bells, brought together an eclectic mix of objects from the collections. In this post, I will share a selection of bells that caught our visitors’ attention.     Nuneaton’s last … Continue reading

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Objects of the Written Word – Spotlight on Scenes of Clerical Life

Objects connected to writing and text are the focus of August’s Hands on History session. Books, diaries, journals and writing implements, a miniature newspaper, memorial cards, letter seals and objects inscribed with text will feature.   A book of considerable local … Continue reading

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