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The Moss House: In Conversation with author Clara Barley

Sun 14 Jul, 1:00pm

Tickets: £5 , approx running time: 60 mins

Two hundred years ago, neighbouring Yorkshire landowners Miss Lister and Miss Walker find their lives become entwined in a passionate, forbidden relationship and retreat to the Moss House, their private sanctuary away from an unaccepting world. Their tranquillity does not last long as they are drawn into the turmoil of a changing society and a divided family, testing their love for each other, eventually driving them from their home. The world was not yet ready for the likes of Miss Lister. Landowner, scholar, traveller, mountaineer and non-conformist but in The Moss House we discover her lifelong battle to be her true self as she finds Ann Walker and together they try to live life on their own terms.


The book launch of the novel The Moss House by local writer Clara Barley and local publishers Bluemoose Books.


The Moss House tells the passionate and tumultuous story of local landowners Anne Lister and Ann Walker in the 1830s, as they fall in and out of love with each other, and in and out of favour with those around them.


A conversation with the writer, exploring where fact meets fiction, and some readings from the novel.


Followed by Q&A and book signing.