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Lost authors: Geoffrey Trease

24 November, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Nottingham-born Geoffrey Trease was a successful 20th-century writer of historical fiction for children. This workshop will re-exam the impact of Trease through two of his books, his very first book, Bows Against the Barons (1934) and Tales out of School (1949). Both are radical books in their very own way: Bows Against the Barons is an early depiction of Robin Hood as a radical anti-establishment leader in the shape of Wat Tyler, and Tales out of School challenges ideas about the role of fiction in the education of young readers.

This talk, which explores literature and its place in Nottingham’s local history and culture, will be led by Dr Gaby Neher.


This event is part of the series How to lose and find yourself in words.
For event information, please contact Sally Bowden at sally.bowden@nottingham.ac.uk.


24 November, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Event Partners
Manuscripts and Special Collections, University of Nottingham
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University of Nottingham
Accessibility Information
The Weston Gallery and Lakeside Arts Centre are located close to the University of Nottingham tram stop. There is limited car parking on site with disabled car parking places. The buildings are accessible for disabled visitors.


Weston Gallery
Nottingham Lakeside Arts,
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG7 2RD United Kingdom

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