BOOK LAUNCH: Sarah LeFanu – Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal
Wednesday 27th March 2013 6pm - 7:45pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Free Event
Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer's Journal is a fascinating account of a biographical quest and of a personal journey. While working on her biography of the writer and traveller Rose Macaulay, Sarah LeFanu kept a journal that charts the details of that quest: the people she met, the places she visited and her strange dreamworld encounters with the very subject of her biographical pursuit. Sarah is also a noted anthologist and short story writer; a part-time tutor in the English Department at the University of Bristol, she teaches on the BA in English Literature and Community Engagement. The event will be introduced by the highly acclaimed author, Michèle Roberts.
Join SilverWood Books and Foyles as we celebrate the launch of this captivating new biography from Sarah LeFanu. Refreshements will be served and entry is free - no need to book, just turn up!
'This is such a wise and charming book, giving us a glimpse over the shoulder of a biographer at work. It captures what it's really like to write a biography, which is nothing like the soothing sensation of reading one [...]. The book becomes a tribute to biography itself, as a quest, as an art, and as the most generous and selfless of literary genres.'
- Sarah Bakewell, author of How to Live: Or A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer
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