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Bringing local history to a wider audience

2:43pm - 17 July 2020

North Somerset Libraries are working with Bristol Libraries to bring a local history story to a wider audience.

Author Angela Carter lived in Bristol and Bath in the 1960s and early 1970s, and local historian Stephen Hunt has written a short book on her life and influences at that time. 

Next week North Somerset and Bristol library services are jointly premiering a short talk by Stephen on their YouTube and Facebook sites.

Angela Carter was part of a growing alternative culture in Bristol in the sixties, and Stephen examines the influence of this on Carter’s later work. Her life in the two cities is used as a starting point to explore the artistic, radical and experimental communities of the time. She gained fame as a novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist, and is best known for works such as The Bloody Chamber and Nights at the Circus.

The video is a taster for Stephen’s book, Angela Carter’s Provincial Bohemia, published by the Bristol Radical History Group, which explores the themes in more depth.

The video will be available on North Somerset Libraries’ YouTube channel - - and Bristol Libraries’ Facebook page - - from Thursday 23 July at 12.30pm.

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