Lara Feigel in Ely

Tuesday 26th March 2013

  • Venue The Bookshop, 9 High Street, Ely, CB7 4LJ
  • Doors open 7.10pm
  • Start time 7.30pm
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The Love-charm of Bombs, Lara Feigel’s stunning biographical history of three of our greatest inter-war writers is a triumphant combination of intimate details and a carefully painted wider context. As she deftly intertwines the stories of five novelists- Elizabeth Bowen, Henry Green, Graham Greene, Rose Macaulay and Hilde Spiel- she also captures the danger at the heart of the experience of wartime London.¬†Cataloguing¬†their experiences, love affairs and wartime deprivations in beautiful and accessible prose, Lara conveys the very essence of the passion, excitement and rich creativity that threaded the tribulations and pain of these great if, in many cases, neglected writers. Lara is a riveting speaker who combines scholarly research with a lightness of touch: this will be a wonderful evening of biography and literary history.