Sunday, October 24, 2010

Professor John Carey follows in my footsteps

Professor John Carey, reports the Richard Jefferies Society website, will be giving this year’s Richard Jefferies’ Birthday Lecture on Saturday 6 November at Liddington Village Hall starting at 2.30 p.m. His title is “After London and other Utopias and Dystopias” and no prior booking is required for this event, which is open to the general public and free to attend.

I have written about After London here before and it does seem to be discussed more often these days. Though generally seen as a nature essayist, Jefferies also played his part in the development of children's literature and science fiction.

I gave the Richard Jefferies’ Birthday Lecture at Liddington Village Hall myself back in the mid 1990s.

2 comments:

The Richard Jefferies Society said...

Thanks for the plug.

The link to the Richard Jefferies Society blog is broken. Please try this:

http://richardjefferiessociety.blogspot.com/2010_10_01_archive.html

Jonathan said...

Thanks, I have changed the link.