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Egyptomania’s Magical Jewels

27 May 2015 (Wednesday) @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Eleanor Dobson (Birmingham)

Victorian and Edwardian Egytomania included a love of ancient amuletic jewellery: Oscar Wilde’s scarab ring, Rider Haggard’s charm collection, and Bram Stoker’s fictional ruby. Some thought items plucked from mummy bandages brought good luck, but others feared curses. Tonight explores beliefs about them — and the compelling magical symbols inscribed on them. Eleanor Dobson is workingon a PhD on Egyptology and literary culture in the late 19th & early 20th centuries.

Price: £7    Ring 0207 419 8507 or book online

Time: 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start

Details

Date:
27 May 2015 (Wednesday)
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Venue

Treadwell’s Bookshop
33 Store Street
Bloomsbury London, WC1E 7BS United Kingdom
Phone:
020 7419 8507

Organizer

Treadwell’s
Phone:
020 7419 8507
Email:
info@treadwells-london.com
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http://treadwells-london.com