Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas

Claire Thomas is the author of the novel, Fugitive Blue, and winner of the Dobbie Prize in 2009. She holds a doctorate from the University of Melbourne, where she teaches in the School of Culture and Communication. See: www.clairethomas.com.au

Travels with Eliot

April 2014, no. 360 31 March 2014
Travels with Eliot
In chapter fifteen of Middlemarch (1871–72), George Eliot writes about the germination of literary passion: ‘Most of us who turn to any subject we love remember some morning or evening hour when we got on a high stool to reach down an untried volume … as the first traceable beginning of our love.’ Rebecca Mead’s book on her own engagement with Middlemarch captures this experience of burg ... (read more)