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Seeking perfection: The quest for an ideal woman
Speaker: Wendy Moore

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  • Saturday 29 June 2013, 11.00AM
  • Free admission
    Booking required, see below for tickets
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (See locations page)

Event details

Thomas Day was a poet, a philanthropist and a radical activist – he campaigned against slavery and supported independence for America – with one major peculiarity. While still in his teens he fixed his sights on marrying his notion of a perfect woman and when he could not find her in Georgian society he set out to create her. Find out more about his ambition and its outcome in this talk by Wendy Moore.

Speaker biography

Wendy Moore is a journalist and author of three books. Her first book, The Knife Man won the Medical Journalists' Association Consumer Book Award in 2005. Her second book, Wedlock, was a Channel 4 TV Book Club selection and a Sunday Times number one bestseller. Her new book, How to Create the Perfect Wife, has just been published in the UK and US.



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