Mayflower Bookshop contributed this year to Dutch Poetry Week with a lecture on Lord Byron’s poetry, his life and his loves, as 2024 commemorates the bicentenary of his death.

Tigges showed the audience why Byron’s poetry is still fascinating, not only concentrating on ‘Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage’ and the hilarious ‘Don Juan’ but also talking about his his shorter poems e.g. ‘She Walks in Beauty’.

The afternoon concluded with a reading of a scene from Don Juan!

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