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The George Eliot Review 17 (1986)


Published by The George Eliot Review Online https://GeorgeEliotReview.org


That this last year has been of particular significance in the life of the Fellowship needs no emphasis from me. NewsIetters throughout the year, and reports in this Review, will have informed those members who for reasons of distance or otherwise have not been able to take part, that much of note has happened.

I have had the greatest pleasure, in every case with my wife Marjorie, in taking part in some of the events of the year, culminating in the unveiling on the 22nd March of what is, without doubt, a most worthy memorial to George Eliot in the form of her statue in the centre of Nuneaton.

Two months earlier we were ab! e to get into training for the great event, when I unveiled at the George Eliot Hospital a portrait of my great-great-grandfather George Henry Lewes, at the newly named Lewes House, administrative centre of the Area Health Authority.