Exploring Eliots Coventry

Friday 1 November – Sunday 26 April

The Herbert is celebrating 200 years since the birth of author George Eliot with a new display about her connections with Coventry.

Find out about her life and friends and how the city itself influenced her work.

Visitors will be able to see the original manuscript of her greatest novel, Middlemarch, on loan from the British Library from Friday 1st Nov 2019 to Sunday 5th Jan 2020, after which it will be in Nuneaton for a further 8 weeks.

This item has been loaned as part of the British Library’s Treasures on Tour programme, which is generously supported by the Helen Hamlyn Trust. From da Vinci’s notebooks and Jane Austen’s writings to rare sacred texts and the earliest newspapers, the British Library works with partners across the world to share its collection of over 170 million treasures, inspiring the next great idea or moment of joyful discovery.

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