Presenting the Past: Anne Lister of Halifax, 1791-1840 by Jill Liddington


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InĀ Presenting the Past, Jill Liddington tells the dramatic story of how the diaries and letters have survived since Anne Lister’s death in 1840. She recounts how the code, in which Anne recorded her lesbian affairs in her journals, was eventually deciphered.

Successive generations of historians and editors have selected and presented their version of the Anne Lister story. Taking the reader into the Archives where the Shibden Hall papers are preserved, Presenting the Past offers the first critical reappraisal of these very different images of Anne Lister.

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