Tuesday, 31 March 2009

RHSV Lecture - A Fiesty View of the Twentieth Century

Speaker: Marion Poynter
Place: Royal Historical Society of Victoria, 239 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
When: Tuesday 14 April
Time: 5.15pm (tea or coffee) for 5.45 pm lecture
Cost: Members free - Non-members $5.50

The extensive collection of letters and other writings that were left when Melbourne born Valentine Leeper died in 2001, at the age of 101, are of particular interest in providing a unique perspective on the world, national and local events that shaped the twentieth century, through the eyes of an acute and articulate observer. They form the basis of a recently published book on her life and times written by Marion Poynter - Nobody's Valentine: letters in the life of Valentine Leeper, 1900 to 2001.

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