Archive for October, 2008

Upcoming talks by Kirsten Ellis in 2008

Talk at Sessions House Lecture Theatre, Maidstone, Kent

Talk on Star of the Morning, The Extraordinary Life of Lady Hester Stanhope.

Kirsten Ellis talks about her new biography which presents a stunning reappraisal of this remarkable woman’s life.

Tuesday, 28 October, 2008
6.30 start
Sessions House Lecture Theatre, County Hall
Maidstone, Kent
£3-50 (half price for Friends of the Kent Archives Service or Friends of Maidstone Museum)


Talk, Q&A and Book Signing at Chawton House Library

Chawton House Library Fellow’s Lecture: Author and Journalist Kirsten Ellis talks about her captivating new biography.

Thursday, 6th November
6.30PM – 8PM

Chawton House Library
Chawton, Alton, Hampshire GU34 ISJ.

Further details:

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Book signing by Kirsten Ellis at the Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia

Book signing by Kirsten Ellis at the Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, at The Earl’s Machine
on Saturday 15 November at 12 noon and 4pm.

The Earl’s Machine  presents the remarkable inventions of Lady Hester Stanhope’s father, Charles, 3rd Earl Stanhope (1753-1816).

“In contrast to his aristocratic upbringing, Stanhope was an outspoken libertarian who adopted the sobriquet Citizen Stanhope after the French Revolution. Despite a reputation for eccentricity, the earl was a more-than-amateur gentleman inventor. Besides his calculating machines, he registered patents for steamships, developed fire-proof building materials and designed canals. He also invented a new form of stereotyping and built a printing press which was acquired by Oxford University Press.”

Thanks to Clarion Arts for this summary:

This fascinating exhibition is curated by Martyn Downer, currently a director of Corfield Morris, the independent consultants to collectors of Fine Art and Antiques, and author of Nelson’s Purse and The Queen’s Knight.

Posted on October 10th, 2008 by Kirsten  |  No Comments »