Literary Putney & Its Environs 17th-21st Century

A talk launching the new guide is on 16th May & one lucky reader can win a signed copy

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One lucky member will receive a signed copy of Sue's new guide.

To enter the competition you must email by noon on May 10th 2013 with your contact telephone number and your answer. Mark your email as Literary Putney competition.

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The newest publication published by Wandsworth Historical Society and The Putney Society will be launched on 16th May, 2013, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Festival.

A talk by Lewis Carroll Society & guide author Sue Rolfe at St Mary's Church Putney SW15 1SN @ 7.45pm. This is a free event but booking essential -

Bea Henley, daughter of the Vicar of Putney, 1864.
Photo by Lewis Carroll

Literary Putney is a guide to twenty-eight literary figures connected to Putney and its locality by living in it, writing about it, making it a central location for novels or just passing through.

Radical thinkers like George Eliot, Leigh Hunt, Algernon Swinburne jostle shoulders with Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter and Lewis Carroll.

A fascinating picture of over four centuries of Putney, and its environs, its characters, society and politics. Fifty-six pages, colour illustrations and location map.

Sue Rolfe produced The Putney Debates 1647, Cromwell and Democracy at St Mary's, 2007; Putney Walkabout: guided walks around Putney for visually impaired people, and site-specific dramatised walk based on Arnold Bennett's novel Buried Alive, 2008. An executive member of the Putney Society for whom she has organised commemorative blue plaques since 2008.

Copies of Literary Putney and its Environs are available price £6.00 plus £1.50 for post and packaging from Sue Rolfe, 15 Werter Rd, London SW152LL. Please make cheques out to 'The Putney Society' .

April 26, 2013