The last in our first season, produced and presented in August 2018 by Susan Stone.
Co-host Katy Derbyshire gives us the low-down on the early-19th-century lesbian diarist and traveller Anne Lister, a dead lady who is having a bit of a moment right now.
Here’s the plaque that Susan and Florian talk about:
The new, updated plaque, dedicated February 28, 2019, says: “Anne Lister 1791-1840 of Shibden Hall, Halifax. Lesbian and Diarist; took sacrament here to seal her union with Ann Walker, Easter 1834.”
And here’s Anne in those two rather different portrayals:
Pages from the famous diary:
And the inside of the house:
You can read all about Anne in the new biography by Angela Steidele. In German, it’s called Anne Lister. Eine erotische Biographie and in English (in Katy’s translation) Gentleman Jack – out on 1 November. And both of them have gorgeous covers:
Our theme music is “Little Lily Swing” by Tri-Tachyon.
Thanks for listening! We’ll be back in October after a short break, raring to go for our next series.