Join Penguin author and cruise ships speaker Ed Glinert on this Zoom version of his magical walk around Haworth to meet some of the most memorable figures in English literature – Heathcliff, Cathy, the wimpishly wet Edgar, the brutish Hareton, the insufferable Pharisee Joseph, the egotistical Lockwood, residents of Gimmerton, home of Wuthering Heights, and setting for the wild, windy, wuthering moors inspired by the real-life Haworth in West Yorkshire.
Our next event is on Zoom, Wednesday 31 March, 5.30pm: The Ghosts of Wuthering Heights
- Britain’s Greatest Prime Ministers – and the Worst! The perfect talk for your group with Ed Glinert
* Ed Glinert’s hilarious trawl through the dodgy denizens of No. 10.
Prime Ministers don’t fight duels anymore, so we believe, but George Canning, foreign secretary, went into battle with Lord Castlereagh on Putney Heath in 1809. Neither died, and Canning later became the shortest-lived PM after only 118 days.
At around quarter past five on Monday 11 May 1812 PM Spencer Perceval fell down in the lobby of the Palace of Westminster and cried out: “I am murdered!”. Yes, the only time a British prime minister has been assassinated.
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