image for Literary Event item typeHilary Spurling Anthony Powell: A Life at Teddington Library

Literary Event, Thu 9 Nov 2017


Richmond Literature Festival

020 8831 6494


Teddington Library,
Waldegrave Road,
TW11 8NY

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Acclaimed literary biographer Hilary Spurling turns her attention to Anthony Powell, an iconic figure of English letters. Join us tonight to uncover this authoritative biography, which allows us to experience Powell in a way like never before.

A well-connected socialite and keen social observer, Powell was equally notorious for his literary achievements and his lacerating wit. He famously authored the twelve-volume, twenty –five year magnum opus, A Dance to the Music of Time, which was the inspiration for many television and radio adaptations and elevated the author to The Times’ list of fifty greatest British writers since 1945.

Spurling draws from letters, journals and memories to bring us an exploration of the fascinating and tumultuous life of one of our generation’s greatest biographers.

Hilary Spurling is the author of numerous biographies, including Ivy When Young and Matisse the Master, for which she won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. Spurling was also the Theatre Critic and Literary Editor for the Spectator as well as a regular book reviewer for The Observer and the Daily Telegraph.

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Thu 9 Nov 2017 19:00


£8 / £6.50
Special £5.50 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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Map reference: TQ 158713  Lat: 51.42937 Long: -0.33558

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Teddington station