This Summer School concentrated on Mary’s 2nd novel ‘Gone to Earth’.
Gladys Mary welcomed us with her talk entitled ‘Aspects of Gone To Earth’ which included characterisation,
landscape setting & folklore, this was followed by question and answer time.
After our lunch provided by the Stiperstones Inn we held a group discussion on the following themes:-
In the afternoon we were entertained by society member Nigel Sustins who read his superbly written narrative poem entitled ‘The Devil’s Kin’.
The early evening entertainment was a showing of the film ‘Gone To Earth’ starring Jennifer Jones, Cyril Cusack & George Cole.
On the Sunday Gordon met members back at Snailbeach Village Hall for a conducted walk in the Stiperstones area including Lord’s Hill Chapel (used in the film) and the newly restored miners cottages in Blakemore Gate, then on to the Devil’s Chair for a picnic lunch after returning to the hall for a welcome cup of tea before leaving for home.
Took place on Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Snailbeach Village Hall, Shropshire