Anne Lister

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CHANIA, GREECE

My recent fascination with the life of Anne Lister, inspired by BBC’s Gentleman Jack series, led me to buy her diaries, which I read during the afternoon we spent on the beach. Before that, I researched the “landed gentry” and the conventions and traditions of nineteenth century Britain, which, I discovered while watching the show, were very unfamiliar to me. The real Anne Lister may have been less socially agreeable and high-minded than her fictionalised counterpart from Gentleman Jack – yet every bit as intriguing and admirable for her wit and industrialist persona.

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