EBF 2019 | The Meaning of ‘Essex’: Author talk from Tim Burrows
24 March 2019 1pm - 2pm
£7 / £5
(Concs 27 years and under)
In the second River Stour Festival talk, Tim Burrows unpicks the competing narratives about the county everyone thinks they know, from Sabine Baring-Gould’s distaste at the illiterate peasants of Mersea, to the days Margaret Thatcher lived in Manningtree. He asks just how real a historical figure the Essex stereotype is, why it matters, and what makes it endure.
This event is part of Essex Book Festival’s PLACE weekend at Firstsite, taking place on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March. For more information visit essexbookfestival.org.uk