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Learn about the local roots of ‘Little Women’ at the Swampscott Public Library

SWAMPSCOTT — Author Susan Bailey will present “From Metaphysics & Christian Science to Little Women: The Alcott Family’s Connections with Swampscott & Lynn” on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Swampscott Public Library.

Bailey, a member of the Breed family, will share details about Alcott’s interactions with locals Mary Baker Eddy and Mary Gove Nichols. She will also discuss Alcott’s visits to King’s Beach, which provided the setting and inspiration for Jo and Beth’s poignant sojurn to the seashore in Little Women.

Bailey’s insights are drawn from Alcott’s family correspondences and journals, as well as town records. She is the creator of the blog, “Louisa May Alcott is my Passion” at louisamayalcottismypassion.com.

Registration is required. Someone can register online at swampscottlibrary.org or call the library at 781-596-8867.

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