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Around the World in Eighty Days

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, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

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Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022
  • DURATION 60 mins
  • HOW TO ATTEND Attendance is live via Zoom
4.7 out of 5 From 163 reviews

I’ve advocated Mirthy right from day 1... you feel part of this community!

Anna
, reviewed on 04 Jan 2022

Fun, educational & relaxing!

Debbie
, reviewed on 28 Feb 2022

I’m glad I found you. I said this to my wife - without Mirthy, my life would be far less richer than it is now.

Martin
, reviewed on 06 Feb 2022

Event Description

Drawing on some of her fabulous trips around the world, in this talk Sue Ablett focuses on destinations where there is a particular literary, bookish or wordy link. Audiences that have heard this talk have loved it - it's fun, has some interesting facts and some lovely travel quotes, and is delivered with Sue's usual boundless enthusiasm. Just to whet your appetite: Do you know what were the first words Sir Edmund Hilary uttered as he conquered Everest? What does the world's largest 'book' look like and where would you find it? And have you ever wondered if there's a link between Guinness the drink and the Guinness Book of World Records? Book now if you want to find out the answers to these questions and plenty more!

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Sue

Sue Ablett is a great traveller, having visited all continents and loves talking about her trips. Her career included a mix of jobs, from Russian Linguist to Executive Director of a national children’s cancer charity, pulling in a PhD ‘just for fun’ along the way. Now retired she is Chair of Evesham Festival of Words, an avid litter picker, and, despite the advanced years, still a keen distance runner. She also enjoys cycling, dog walking, gardening and splits her life between Leicestershire and Evesham.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!

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What if I can’t make the event?

If a recording’s available for the event, you can still register for it and we will send you an email with a link to a recording shortly after it ends.

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