Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Royal Society of Literature’s upcoming event with Michael Holroyd:

Monday 8 November 2010 7pm

Illegitimate daughters, absent fathers
Michael Holroyd

Chaired by Sara Wheeler

Wandering through the galleries of the V&A after closing time one evening in the early 1970s, Michael Holroyd became intrigued by a Rodin bust.
Eve Fairfax, Rodin’s subject and sometime muse, eventually led him from London to the Villa Cimbrone, a building of fantasy and make-believe on a hill above Ravello, and to a company of other women, all mysteriously connected.
In an evening to celebrate the publication of A Book of Secrets – a sequel to Basil Street Blues and Mosaic, and, he insists, his very last book – Holroyd explains how his own life became entwined with the lives of his gifted, elusive, often tragic cast. His talk is chaired by travel writer Sara Wheeler.

This event will be held in the Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, Courtauld Institute.

Royal Society of Literature

Somerset House
London, WC2R 1LA
Tel: 020 7845 4676

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