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There’s something about Darcy!

For some, Colin Firth emerging from a lake in that clinging wet shirt is one of the most iconic moments in television. But what is it about Mr Darcy that holds such fascination 200 years on?

On Tuesday 28th January, Hunting Raven will be hosting a special event with author and Austen-enthusiast, Dr Gabrielle Malcolm. 

Expect an entertaining and enlightening evening as Gabrielle takes us through the many modern representations of the man (vampire Darcy, digital Darcy, Mormon Darcy and gay Darcy), argues the toss over ‘who did Darcy best’, and considers how a clergyman’s daughter from Hampshire managed to create one of literature’s best-loved and most enduring characters.

Dr Gabrielle Malcolm lectures and writes about Jane Austen in popular culture and the global fan phenomena surrounding Austen’s work. She is the author of ‘There’s Something About Darcy’ and is a regular speaker at the annual Jane Austen Festival in Bath where she lives.

Event details: Tuesday 28th January, 7.30pm at The Archangel, 1 King Street, Frome (The Naval Room). 

Books will be available to buy on the night and Gabrielle will happily sign them after the event.

Tickets are £3 and can be booked online at www., via 01373 473111 or or in the shop Hunting Raven, 9-10 Cheap Street, Frome.

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