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Vanity Fair:Her World, Our Rules: Margaret Norwich"

"Enjoy the fascinating company of Miss Rebecca Sharp in her world as created by William Makepeace Thackeray in his 1848 masterpiece, celebrated last year in a sumptuous television production, and considered to be one of the finest novels in the English language, challenging comparison with Tolstoy’s War & Peace! Drawing on both the novel and adaptation, we will consider with Becky Sharp, “which of us is happy in this world? Which of us has his desire? Or having it is satisfied?” It’s a long book but a page turner; witty, satirical, amusing, realistic and full of life. Let’s see how Miss Sharp measures up according to our rules!"

Tutor: Margaret Norwich

"Margaret Norwich studied liberal arts at Vassar College, New York and read English at Girton College, Cambridge.  She has worked in publishing, higher education and the voluntary sector. She lectured on English Language & Literature for many years at Bedford College/De Montfort University, and was Tutor/Organiser for the WEA in Bedfordshire. Her interests include the poetry of Sylvia Plath, the novels of Hilary Mantel, the plays of Tom Stoppard, and the redemptive power of rock music."