The Courageous Countess

When: March 8 2019

Where: Gateshead, United Kingdom


Mary Eleanor Bowes, sole heir of Newcastle coal czar George Bowes, achieved notoriety in the Georgian era: her true legacy is often overlooked. This illustrated talk by author Val Scully, presents a new interpretation of her dramatic and significant life, transforming this resilient and courageous woman from victim to feminist icon.

Val is a expert on Mary Eleanor Bowes, having made her the subject of her book 'My Name is Eleanor', a fictional story based on real people and events. After submerging herself in the life of Mary Eleanor, Val then wrote Molly Bowes, a story about a fictional character based in the Land of Oak & Iron in the 19th century.

You will be able to buy these books at a special price of £5 each and have them signed by the author at this event.

Booking is essential.

Tickets are £10 per person and include a glass of Prosecco and nibbles.


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