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An indiscreet journey: KM and Francis Carco in Gray

Kimber, G. (2015) An indiscreet journey: KM and Francis Carco in Gray. Katherine Mansfield Society Newsletter. 20, pp. 7-10. 2040-2597.

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Abstract: From 20 – 22 February, the town of Gray, near Dijon in France, hosted a weekend of celebrations, to commemorate the centenary of the visit by Katherine Mansfield to Gray in order to see Francis Carco. The brainchild of this centenary weekend was KMS member Bernard Bosque (who lives at Fontainebleau-Avon, in the town where Mansfield is buried). Together with the Mairie and the tourist office in Gray, a wonderful weekend of events took place. The New Zealand Ambassador to France, H.E. James Kember, was present for the whole day on Saturday, where there were various talks, including a marvellous reconstruction of Mansfield’s exact movements in Gray by Bernard, as a result of his most incredibly detailed researches – even down to the weather. The beautiful and historic theatre in Gray was the venue for most of the activities, where Bernard and Gilles Freyssinet (the biographer of Francis Carco) had set up a truly fascinating and detailed exhibition with many artefacts and manuscripts. The town of Gray also put on a wonderful play in the theatre, reconstructing the events surrounding the rendezvous between KM and Carco, which was very well received.
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR8309 English literature: Provincial, local, etc. > PR9639.3 New Zealand literature
Creators: Kimber, Gerri
Publisher: Katherine Mansfield Society
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Date: April 2015
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 7-10
Journal or Publication Title: Katherine Mansfield Society Newsletter
Volume: 20
Language: English
ISSN: 2040-2597
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes

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