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Middlemarch with Brian Nellist

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 20th August 2013

middlemarch-21Short Courses for Serious Readers: Middlemarch with Brian Nellist
Starts Monday 30th September 2013 for 10 weeks
10.30am-12.30pm, The Lauries Community Centre, Birkenhead

Has Middlemarch been on your must-read list for years? Want to give one of English literature's finest classics a try but been put off by its length? Perhaps you're a die-hard Eliot fan who would love the opportunity for a re-read...

No matter what your experience with the novel, get a new perspective on it by coming to our latest Short Course for Serious Readers this Autumn. Led by Brian Nellist, co-editor of The Reader and inspiration to Merseyside readers for many years, this special course offers the chance to read one of literature's greatest sagas slowly, in the company of a congenial group of fellow readers. Over ten weeks you'll get to enjoy Middlemarch alongside some specially chosen poems and short stories, and with Brian's expert guidance dive deep into the best that literature can offer.

Sessions begin on Monday 30th September - the perfect way to get Autumn off to a Readerly start. The course costs £65 per 10 sessions or £35 for Get Into Reading members/students/pensioners/income support.

If you book on this and the accompanying Anna Karenina Short Course now, you'll get a 10% discount on the price of both courses.

Texts, refreshments and good company will be provided!

To reserve your place on the Middlemarch Short Course for Serious Readers, contact Literary Learning Coordinator Sophie Johnson on or 0151 207 7207.

For information on all of our upcoming Courses, see our website.

5 thoughts on “Middlemarch with Brian Nellist

loubyjo says:

brill!! Always wanted to read these got Anna K tend to use as a weight ! or doorstop to stop locking myself out which I tend to do er have no idea what 10 % is as never saw the point of maths ( the old ones are the best) if you do not answer me with the correct answer I will presume that u bunked off maths also and lived to regret it !!

This should be a warning to you all don’t drink coffee late at night as you go HYPER

Lizzie says:

Hi Lou,

My maths is pretty rusty but I’ll do my best… if you book on to both courses you get 10% off, so as a GIR member, instead of paying £70 for both courses, you’ll only pay £63.

Hope you enjoy Anna K and Middlemarch!

loubyjo says:

Thanks Lizzzie would have taken be yeons to work that out My dad is fuming with me (he loves maths ) !! will book now well after a coffee !!

What a great idea for a short course, and what a lot of pleasure Middlemarch can bring any serious reader! Members of the course might find some useful support at a website I made this summer called “Middlemarch for Book Clubs’:

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