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Dea Birkett’s writing focuses on small communities that travel amongst us but are little known to us, inspired by her early experiences as a travelling circus performer. Dea is a frequent contributor to several national and international magazines and newspapers. Dea was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and was Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Brighton.

Her seven books include Off the Beaten Track – Three Centuries of Women Travellers, accompanying an exhibition of that name at the National Portrait Gallery, London when she first came across Jan Morris who wrote the introduction.

See Dea at the Tabernacle on Saturday 27th November, journeying through the history of women travellers with Jan Morris. Dea Birkett recounts her discussions with Jan around being a woman traveller, the challenges and triumphs, and the connection with women travellers that went off the beaten track before.

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