Rachel Holmes

Eleanor Marx
Friday 18 September 2015
10am | Temple Church | Tickets £9
Box office: tel 01395 445275 | Festival bookings are now closed

Rachel Holmes

Rachel Holmes is a biographer, historian and editor based in Gloucestershire. Her books include The Secret Life of Dr James Barry and The Hottentot Venus: The Life and Death of Saartjie Baartman. She was the co-editor of Fifty Shades of Feminism and co-commissioning editor of Sixty Six Books: Twenty First Century Writers Respond to the King James Bible.

Tristram Hunt calls Rachel’s writing ‘Bold, fluent, scholarly and rewarding’ whilst Shami Chakrabarti believes ‘Rachel Holmes’s great genius is that she’s a historian who writes like a novelist.’

Rachel’s latest book is a rich and remarkable biography of Eleanor Marx. An engrossing read, it balances the exceptional work Marx did as a campaigner, trade union leader, feminist, biographer, editor and translator with rare insight into her personal life.

Championed as one of the Books of 2014 by Jeanette Winterson, Jacqueline Rose and Michael Holroyd, it’s essential reading for anyone interested in strong women, politics and socialism.

Rachel will be in conversation with author and literary critic Erica Wagner.

Online booking will be available on Friday 24th July, commencing 5pm.
The Festival Box Office opens on Monday 27th July 2015.

Online Bookings – Friday 24th July, from 5pm.
Friends Priority Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 20th July 2015, from 10am.
General Bookings (in person & by post) – Monday 27th July 2015, from 10am.

Eleanor Marx, Rachel Holmes