Lucy Scholes – A Different Sound: Stories by Mid Century Women Writers

Tickets £10.50/£8.50




Selected and introduced by writer, Lucy Scholes these remarkable short stories from the 1940s and 50s depict women and men caught between the pull of personal desires and profound social change. From a remote peninsula in Cornwall to the drawing rooms of the British Raj, domestic arrangements are rewritten, social customs are revoked and new freedoms are embraced. A Different Sound places works from renowned women writers such as Daphne Du Maurier and Elizabeth Jane Howard alongside recently rediscovered voices. Suffused with tension and longing, they form a window onto a remarkable era of writing.

Chaired by Jacqui Hodgson



‘[Lucy Scholes] has assembled a collection whose range and quality mean that A Different Sound can be returned to again and again. It is a toe in the water – an invitation to discover more.’ – The Telegraph


Booking Information

  • Priority Booking for Festival Friends opens at 08.00 on Friday 1st of March. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 4th March.
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Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre
Hexham Library, Queen's Hall Art Centre, Beaumont Street, Hexham, NE46 3LS


05 May 2024


10:45 am - 11:45 am

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