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Play on Words Festival – Mothers of the Mind

April 25 @ 12:30 to 13:30

As part of the Play on Words Festival with Speaker: Rachel Trethewey

Virginia Woolf, Agatha Christie and Sylvia Plath are three of our most famous authors, this talk explores the story of the remarkable mothers who shaped them. Born and educated in Torquay, Rachel Trethewey read History at Oxford University, where she won the Philip Geddes Prize for Student journalism. After working for the Daily Express, The Daily Mail and Westcountry Television, she attained a PhD from Exeter University. Rachel has written five books and her latest, Mothers of the Mind, has received the ‘Antonia Fraser Award’ from the Society of Authors. Rachel is an elected fellow of the Royal Historical Society and lives in Devon with her family. Genre: Historical Biographies.

Thursday 25 April, 12:30pm – 1.30pm


April 25
12:30 to 13:30
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The Palace Theatre
01803 665800
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The Palace Theatre
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Paignton, Devon TQ3 3HF United Kingdom
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01803 665800
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The Palace Theatre Paignton