The Fishing Fleet by Royal Oak Lecturer Anne de Courcy
03/22/2014, 10:30 AM to Noon
Included with museum admission / Free for Brooks Members map
Decorative Arts Trust Event
At the height of the British Raj, many of England's brightest young men went to India to work as administrators, soldiers, and business men. Countless young women, too intelligent, too poor, or too plain to receive marriage offers in Britain, followed in their wake. This band, known as the Fishing Fleet, was composed of daughters returning from English schools, girls invited to stay with married sisters or friends, and others whose declared or undeclared goal was simply to find a husband. Anne de Courcy will tell the stories of these girls based on unpublished diaries, letters, and memoirs. Ms. de Courcy is the Chairman of the Biographers' Club, a past judge of the annual Prize and a judge of this year's Costa Book Awards. The film rights to her latest book, The Fishing Fleet, have been bought by Scott Free, the film company of noted director Ridley Scott.
Included with museum admission / Free for Brooks Members
Dorothy K. Hohenberg Auditorium
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