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29 September 2020

Death of ‘tristram shandy’, pauper 19 September 1768

19 Sept 1786 On this day died “tristram shandy”, a tiny baby taken into St Martin’s Workhouse, London on 11 Sept 1786 St Martin’s Workhouse registers St. Martin’s Pauper Biographies Project

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3 January 2016

Arthur Cash 1922-2016

Arthur H. Cash, who wrote a definitive two-volume biography of the English novelist Laurence Sterne and became a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2007 for his biography of the 18th-century English radical John Wilkes, died 29th December 2016 in Watch Hill, R.I. He was 94. The death was confirmed by his wife, the novelist Mary Gordon. […]

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1 April 2015

Julia Monkman 1931-2015

Julia Monkman was in at the start of the Laurence Sterne Trust. With her husband she came to visit Shandy Hall. That visit stirred their shared vision for the house. It was then not only unkempt but perilous, its ‘shandy’ chimney ready to topple at the next gale. Together they launched the campaign that saw […]

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1 August 2014

Jan Starink 12 June 1927-18 June 2014

The Laurence Sterne Trust records with great regret the death of Jan Starink who, with his wife Gertrude, translated The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman into Dutch. This is an edited version of the address given by W.G. Day at the funeral. In the summer of 1977 I got an anxious phone call from Kenneth […]