Scenes from Shibden Hall, from our visit last week. I haven't been here since I was a child, I still love the sloping beams, giant creaking floorboards and dark wood-panelled rooms. So many corners had me imagining Anne Lister and Ann Walker spending time here: a tiny table for two in the top bedroom, a fireside seat in the dining room, the hidden library in the tower, the secret passageway between attic rooms 🤎
“ANNE and ANN in bed, both in the throes of delight as the morning sun light peeps through the shutters. It’s clear they’ve been at it for ages because they’ve both worked up a sweat. Their night things are wet through. It comes to an end: all very passionate and tender.
ANN WALKER is just as star-struck with ANNE LISTER as ever, and ANNE is really starting to fall for this shy little woman who clearly thinks the world of her.“
Anne lister's uncoded dairy entries: I woke up and had breakfast. Later I went for a walk.
Anne lister's coded entries: lol i fucked miss ann walker so hard that she whispered she loves me also she gave me some of her pubes. i asked her to marry me so we're going to move in together. also i masturbate all the time