Hilary Spurling





Hilary Spurling

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in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1940

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Hilary Spurling, CBE, FRSL (born 1940) is a British writer, known as a journalist and biographer. She won the Whitbread Prize for the second volume of her biography of Henri Matisse in January 2006. Burying The Bones: Pearl Buck in China was published in March 2010.
She is married to playwright John Spurling, and has three children (Amy, Nathaniel and Gilbert) and two grandchildren.


Average rating: 3.84 · 1,274 ratings · 230 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Pearl Buck in China: Journe...
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The Unknown Matisse, 1869-1908
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Matisse the Master: The Con...
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 197 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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La Grande Therese: The Grea...
2.92 of 5 stars 2.92 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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The Girl from the Fiction D...
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Invitation To The Dance
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Paul Scott: A Life of the A...
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Secrets Of A Woman's Heart:...
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Ivy, The Life Of I. Compton...
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Burying the Bones: Pearl Bu...
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2013
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“Interrogated by Pearl about the smell of roasting men and whether the Chinese variety smelled different from white flesh, Wang Amah replied confidently that white meat was coarser, more tasteless and watery, "because you wash yourselves so much.”
Hilary Spurling, Pearl Buck in China: Journey to the Good Earth



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