The Words & Pictures Book Club (Dec. 2019): Dorothy L Sayers’ “Five Red Herrings”

Monday 9th December, 2-4pm

The Gleneagles

Join us for the Words & Pictures book club where we will be reading and discussing novels in which visual art and artists are relevant to the narrative.

Dorothy Sayers

This month we’re looking at Dorothy L Sayers’ detective novel “Five Red Herrings” (originally published in 1931) which takes us – along with Lord Peter Wimsey – to Scotland and the artists’ colony near Kirkcudbright, made particularly famous by the painters now known as The Glasgow Boys.

“If one lives in Galloway, one either fishes or paints. ‘Either’ is perhaps misleading, for most of the painters are fishers also in their space time. To be neither of these things is considered odd and almost eccentric.”

MacGeorge, William Stewart, 1861-1931; Salmon Fishers on the Dee at Kirkcudbright

Salmon Fishers on the Dee at Kirkcudbright

by William MacGeorge [Aberdeen Art Gallery;]

Words & Pictures meets monthly 2-4pm in the glorious surrounds of the Gleneagles Tea Rooms – where there is tea and cake a-plenty!

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

All welcome but please email me to reserve your place:

Gleneagles Guesthouse
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP




About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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