14 August 2017

Anthony Powell Society: Hilary Spurling Lecture

We are pleased to announce …

In the Footsteps of Anthony Powell
A lecture by Anthony Powell’s biographer Hilary Spurling

Saturday 28 October 2017, 1500 hrs

The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1

Tickets: £10 may be booked via Eventbrite at https://anthonypowell.eventbrite.co.uk or by calling the Wallace Collection on 020 7563 9551. Please note: tickets are NOT available from the Society!

Hilary Spurling has said of herself: “I write biographies because I am fascinated by people – by their infinite resourcefulness, by their mystery and power, by the strange patterns their lives make – and because they give me better plots than any novel I could invent.” To her masterly studies of English novelists and the French painter Henri Matisse she has now added Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time, which is being published in October. In her talk she will reflect on her pursuit of an often elusive subject, placing Powell’s life firmly in the context of his celebrated twelve-volume sequence A Dance to the Music of Time.

Hilary Spurling will be signing copies of her biography, Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time, after the lecture. We hope the book will be on sale in the Wallace Collection shop.

The Wallace Collection restaurant will be open before the lecture for lunch and afterwards for afternoon tea – but you MUST book a table (phone 020 7563 9505) as Saturday is very busy.

For further details of the lecture please email secretary@anthonypowell.org.


Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time by Hilary Spurling is due out on 5 October 2017 from Hamish Hamilton at £25 (ISBN 9780241143834)

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