OpenCampus Reading Group - Victorian Secrets:
Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamond by Margaret Oliphant - hosted by Valerie Sanders
'Victorian Secrets' aims to bring together some of the best-loved with the lesser-read fiction of the Victorian era. Using examples from across different genres and sub-genres, it proves participants with a cross-section of 19th-century literature that shows just how varied, lively, and readable Victorian fiction can be.
Perhaps the least-known of all of the Victorian Secrets texts on the programme, Queen Eleanor and Fair Rosamund is an 1886 story by Margaret Oliphant. Oliphant was amongst the most critically acclaimed writers of her day, whose works are slowly growing in popularity once more. Readers will get to be a part of this reclamation process – sharing their opinions on one of Oliphant’s lesser known, but highly enjoyable, pieces of fiction.