Dove Cottage
2.00 - 3.00pm

Join us in the Dove Cottage houseplace this winter to listen to talks from Wordsworth Trust staff on topics connected to Wordsworth and Romanticism that particularly interest them and afterwards enjoy tea and toast by the fire.

Former Dove Cottage tenant Thomas De Quincey was a man of many conflicts. From problems at work at The Westmorland Gazette to falling out with the Wordsworths, many were at least partly caused by his addiction to opium, as recorded in Confessions of an English Opium Eater. Jen Patterson, Collections Trainee, will discuss how opium was often at the root of de Quincey’s struggles, as it was for many other people at that time.

Cost: £7 (includes tea and toast)

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