We are delighted to be able to host the author Nina Antonia this coming weekend. We featured her book, Dancing with Salome, in a January Friday Favourite during lockdown and now have the chance to welcome her to the Shop. Her book features a series of interlinking essays which take the reader on a journey to meet the Decadent demi-monde of the 1890’s with whom Wilde and Douglas mingled. Whilst eroticism and mysticism were key themes of the Decadents, there was also a surge of interest in ritual magic, enabled by the flowering of the “Golden Dawn” – the most significant esoteric order in England’s history. Wilde’s wife, Constance, was a member, as was W.B. Yeats, alongside Aleister Crowley and Arthur Machen. All would play a part, directly or indirectly, in the drama of Oscar Wilde’s enchanted & accursed life.
Although this is a free event, please be kind enough to RSVP to help us plan the logistics of the evening.
If you are unable to attend but would still like an inscribed copy, please order it below using the link, and send us an email with the message you would like incorporated.
£14.50 plus £2.50 P&P UK Only
We look forward to welcoming Nina, and many of you, to the Shop this Saturday.