Former Dove Cottage tenant Thomas De Quincey was a man of many conflicts. From problems as editor of The Westmorland Gazette to falling out with the Wordsworths, many were at least partly caused by his addiction to opium. His experiences are recorded in the best-selling 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.
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