• Writing Anne Lister: An LGBT+ History

  • Wed, 12-02-2020 at 18:30
  • The Portico Library
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Writing Anne Lister: An LGBT+ History - The Portico Library - Manchester

Reading Anne Lister’s heavily abbreviated handwriting and deciphering her private coded sections daunted even the most determined of historians. In 1990 Jill Liddington, living in Halifax just a mile from Shibden Hall, began work on the 1830s diaries. Her edition, Female Fortune: land, gender & authority: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833-36 (1998, 2019), inspired scriptwriter Sally Wainwright to write Gentleman Jack (BBC1/HBO, 2019).