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The Angel and the Cad

Friday 3 July at 7 pm at Wanstead Library

Geraldine Roberts: The Angel and the Cad
Love, Loss and Scandal in Regency England

This is the story of the high society scandal that gripped Regency England, the marriage between Catherine Tylney Long and the nephew of the Duke of Wellington. They lived at Wanstead House in Wanstead Park, which was demolished in 1823.

Click here for more details. Tickets £5 from Newham Bookshop or Wanstead Library.

Celebrate the launch of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman

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Monday 13 July from 7.45 pm at The Wanstead Tap

Harper Lee’s novel Go Set a Watchman was written before To Kill a Mockingbird but was set aside and left unpublished until now. It describes events 20 years after the famous novel, which was published in 1960, and includes many of its characters. It will be published here and in the USA on Tuesday 14 July, but the celebrations begin on Monday night.

Doors open at 7.45 pm, and there’ll be Southern-themed food. At 9.45 pm we’ll be screening the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird, starring Gregory Peck, Mary Badham and Phillip Alford. The film won three Oscars — Best Actor, Best Screenplay and Best Art Direction. After the film, at one minute past midnight, you’ll be able to be among the first to buy the new book. Another great evening at The Wanstead Tap. Tickets £5, including food, from Newham Bookshop or The Wanstead Tap.

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