Byline: Ross Reyburn
It is not the kind of setting you would immediately connect with the great Victorian novelist George Eliot. But the neat little suburban house with the bay window in the 1930s street a few minutes' drive from Coventry city centre effectively serves as the headquarters of the George Eliot Fellowship.
The house in Stepping Stones Lane is the home of Kathleen Adams, fellowship secretary since 1968, and her husband Bill, who has been fellowship chairman since 1970. Their successful partnership has seen a small band of some 20 members increase to 600, including 150 members in Japan.
The recently-published George Eliot (Pitkin, pounds 3.50), a superbly produced Pitkin Guide offering an interesting insight into the novelist's life and works, is written by Kathleen Adams. 'We are extremely pleased with the publication,' she said. 'It is intended as …