Talk – Jenny Balfour Paul, A Passage through Indigo

March 14, 2018 @ 12:15 pm – 3:15 pm
The Royal Oak
68 Okehampton Street
Peter Wingfield-Digby
01392 424781

Jenny, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, is a writer, artist, traveller and lecturer. She has been working with indigo for over 20 years, and has written several books on the subject. Her latest book, ‘Deeper than Indigo’, traces the life of Thomas Machell, a forgotten explorer from the 19th century, and is a mixture of biography, memoir, detective story, travelogue and history within an enthralling love story.


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Jenny will talk about some of her life experiences, from her days on the hippy trail, through living in the Arab world, and on to research at Exeter for her Ph.D. That led on to various publications and more extensive travels. Further information about the speaker can be found at:


Lunch at the Royal Oak from 12.15 pm, with the talk at 2 pm.

Please book by 7 March with Peter Wingfield-Digby (Tel. 01392 424 781 or


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