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.

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Pearl Buck in China: Journe...

3.78 avg rating — 926 ratings — published 2010 — 12 editions
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The Unknown Matisse, 1869-1908

4.17 avg rating — 392 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Matisse the Master: The Con...

4.15 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
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La Grande Therese: The Grea...

2.92 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1999 — 8 editions
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Invitation To The Dance

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The Girl from the Fiction D...

3.46 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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Paul Scott: A Life of the A...

3.67 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1990 — 4 editions
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Ivy, The Life Of I. Compton...

3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1974 — 8 editions
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Secrets Of A Woman's Heart:...

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Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt...

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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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