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The Mourning Brooch

23 February @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT

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After six years of writing and even longer of research,The Mourning Brooch is published, well Book One at least.

Jean Renwick has written this novel of faction (fiction based on fact).

“I have recently become a member of Doncaster & District Family History Society while researching for a novel which I have written about a real-life Yorkshire family, much of it based in Doncaster area. In 1989,

I inherited from my godmother a mourning brooch. This curious gold brooch contains a lattice of brown and grey hair and is inscribed on the back with the name of a deceased woman, her age and date of death. Elizabeth Addy, who died on 3rd January 1849 aged 39, had been the wife of a farmer living near Doncaster.

So, how did the brooch arrive into the hands of my godmother who had lived all her life in Lancashire?”


23 February
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT