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Hello, everyone - 

 

The Cushing Public Library is pleased to host a Zoom presentation, The
British Mystery - 200 Years of Murder Most Foul, on Thursday, January 13, at
6:30 p.m.  Nancy Perkins, enthusiastic reader and student of mystery
stories, will explore the rise of the British mystery novel that has become
one of the world's most popular genres.  To register call Wendy Roberts at
207-691-0833 or email [log in to unmask]
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From the northernmost tip of the Shetland Islands to the densely populated
Sussex plains, murder and crime are everywhere. From A. Conan Doyle to P.D.
James, the British practitioner has created far more than a crime story but
rather a literary work recognized and loved worldwide. One unlikely fan, Ayn
Rand, states "there's nothing like tea in the afternoon. When the British
Empire collapses, historians will find that it had made two invaluable
contributions to civilization - the tea ritual and the detective novel."

 

Nancy Perkins is a Virginia transplant to Belfast. Her literary passion
began with Nancy Drew to Agatha Christie and eventually all the Golden Age
writers, even before her arrival at Westhampton College of the University of
Richmond. She has taught courses on British mysteries and, as president of
Belfast Senior College, she has kept the organization viable through the
recent challenges of pandemic and Zooming. Like many, she hopes to return to
face-to-face teaching but realizes that online activity affords significant
possibilities.

 

Thanks!

 

Wendy

 

Wendy Van Duzer Roberts

63 Raccoon Road

Cushing, ME 04563

207-354-2341 (home)

207-691-0833 (cell)

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"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do
nothing" (Edmund Burke)

 

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