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Author’s Lunch with Michèle Mendelssohn, writer of ‘Making Oscar Wilde’

February 2 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm

| £57
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We shall meet at 12:00 pm for 12:30 for lunch at ‘Obica’ restaurant.

This Italian restaurant is an attractive venue where an excellent lunch is served; we were last there for Gyles Brandreth’s author’s lunch in 2017.

All members and their guests will be very welcome.

The last date to book a place is 19 January 2019.

The meal will be £57 per person inclusive of Prosecco and wine. The private dining room has limited space, so places will be allocated in order of payment, preferably by PayPal to membership@oscarwildesociety.co.uk or by cheque (made to The Oscar Wilde Society) to Geoff Dibb at 29 Oxford Road, St John’s, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 3LB.

Please state if you would like the vegetarian option.

michele_mendelssohn_1Our speaker is Michele Mendelssohn. She is a literary critic and cultural historian. She is Associate Professor of English Literature at Oxford University.

Making Oscar Wilde reveals the untold story of young Oscar’s career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, it tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. ‘Success is a science’ Wilde believed, ‘if you have the conditions, you get the result.’

Making Oscar Wilde reveals the untold story of young Oscar’s career in Victorian England and post-Civil War America. Set on two continents, it tracks a larger-than-life hero on an unforgettable adventure to make his name and gain international acclaim. ‘Success is a science’ Wilde believed, ‘if you have the conditions, you get the result.’

Any questions, please contact Geoff.

To quote our President Gyles Brandreth:  ‘You may not think there is new stuff to learn about Oscar Wilde, but there is—as this book proves. Michele Mendelssohn has succeeded in throwing new light on Wilde’s remarkable American lecture tour. Thoroughly researched and beautifully written, this is a valuable addition to Wildean scholarship.’

Details

Date:
February 2
Time:
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:
£57

Venue

Obica Restaurant
96 Draycott Ave, Chelsea, London
London, SW3 3AD
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