CLARE CLARK’s latest novel, Beautiful Lies (June, 2012) is set in a Jubilee year-1887- fraught with economic uncertainty, riots, and tabloid scandal mongering. Sound familiar? Praised by Hilary Mantel as “one of those writers who can see into the past and help us feel its texture”, Clark’s novel illuminates both Victorian England and our own […]
Jewish ancestors escaping pogroms in turn-of-the century Russia, white plantation slave owners and black slaves in 17th century Barbados, coming of age in the literary-artistic mileu of 1980s Paris. Three authors discuss the challenges involved in their recently completed family memoirs. In the award-winning What They Saved: Pieces of a Jewish Past, Nancy K. Miller […]
On Wednesday, 25th January, 2012 Virginia Nicholson will discuss her new book, Millions like Us: Women’s Lives in the Second World War. “A deeply moving account of female courage both at home and overseas during the six brutal years of war.” — Kathryn Hughes, The Mail On Sunday
Anne Sebba discussed her new book That Woman about Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor.
Stephanie Williams speaks about her new book Running the Show, September 14, 2011. A portrait of the British Empire told through the lives of the Victorians who governed the colonies.