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BOOKS ON TYNE | The Newcastle Book Festival: ZOOM TALK on Shelagh Delaney by Selina Todd

21 November 2023 @ 18:00 - 19:30

In 1958, Shelagh Delaney, a working-class teenager from Salford, became famous when her debut play, ‘A Taste of Honey’, was staged in London. The play tackled taboo subjects like homosexuality and mixed race relationships.

Against the contemptuous predictions of London’s critics, it became a box office sellout. In this talk, Delaney’s biographer, historian Selina Todd, explores the impact of ‘A Taste of Honey’, what happened to Delaney, and what her story tells us about class, culture and women’s lives in modern Britain.

Her biography ‘Tastes of Honey: Shelagh Delaney and Cultural Revolution’ was described by Ken Loach as ‘brilliant’.

To book your place go to www.booksontyne.co.uk

Newcastle Libraries


21 November 2023
18:00 - 19:30