Who was George Eliot?

Mary Ann Evans became famous as the novelist George Eliot. She was born in 1819 at South Farm on the Arbury estate near Nuneaton. Her writings deal with a wide range of human emotions which were felt in the 19th century in just the way they are today, and presumably always will be.

Nuneaton Library holds one of the prime collections on George Eliot in Britain, with over 2,000 books, facsimiles of 190 letters and a collection of scrapbooks. The County Record Office holds the original letters.