Video discussion on a Private Performance

Monday, August 20, 2007

Coffee Chat with author Helen Halstead

Wednesday 3 October
10.30 am - 12.00 noon
Helen Halstead presented a fascinating talk on medicine in Jane Austen's England. She addressed an engrossed audience of approximately 30 people in the Burnside Library.
The talk described the many, varied and often bizarre medical remedies for various ailments. Helen undertook extensive research for the writing of A Private Performance which she drew upon with this session.
At the end of the presentation, there were numerous intelligent questions posed to Helen from the audience, which made for a lively an interesting morning.

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