Voices from the Asylum with Christine Lawrence


07 Aug 2024


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for a talk with Hampshire author Christine Lawrence about her latest novel.

Christine Lawrence talks about her latest novel, Emily, and the research into life in Portsmouth Borough Asylum during World War 1.

A nightmare unfolds for Emily as she is confined within the Portsmouth Borough Asylum. Her sweetheart is away on the front lines of Europe and she finds herself losing both her family and her grip on reality. She finds a rhythm working in the laundry department of the Asylum, but will this be the solution for recovery? Or is she destined to live behind these high walls for the rest of her life?

After author talk, join us for a Q&A session.


Petersfield Museum and Art Gallery