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Anne Lister (1791–1840)


(age 49) in Kutaisi, Georgia

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 2019 Gentleman Jack (TV Series) (inspired by the diaries of - 8 episodes)
- Are You Still Talking? (2019) ... (inspired by the diaries of)
- Why've You Brought That? (2019) ... (inspired by the diaries of)
- Do Ladies Do That? (2019) ... (inspired by the diaries of)
- Let's Have Another Look at Your Past Perfect (2019) ... (inspired by the diaries of)
- Most Women Are Dull and Stupid (2019) ... (inspired by the diaries of)
 1994 A Skirt Through History (TV Series) (diaries & letters - 1 episode)
- A Marriage (1994) ... (diaries & letters)

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(2018 to 2019 season) Her play, "I Know My Own Heart," was performed at the Pride Films and Plays in Chicago, Illinois with Vahishta Vadadari (Anne Lister) in the cast.

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Her diary, which she began at age 15, totaled 27 volumes. The portions concerning her personal life were written in a code that she created; the code was cracked after her death by one of her relatives, who then hid the diary. Helena Whitbread discovered the diaries and re-coded them, revealing Lister's accounts of her same-sex relationships.

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