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...

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The Unknown Matisse, 1869-1908

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Matisse the Master: The Con...

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La Grande Therese: The Grea...

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Anthony Powell: Dancing to ...

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The Girl from the Fiction D...

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Paul Scott: A Life of the A...

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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

“Much of his time at Oxford passed by his own account under a dark cloud of listlessness and depression. He was dismayed by the undergraduates' relentless snobbery and unremitting emphasis on money.”
Hilary Spurling, Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time

“Small, inquisitive and solitary, the only child of an only son, growing up in rented lodgings or hotel rooms, constantly on the move as a boy, Anthony Powell needed an energetic imagination to people a sadly under-populated world from a child's point of view. His mother and his nurse were for long periods the only people he saw, in general the one unchanging element in a peripatetic existence.”
Hilary Spurling, Anthony Powell: Dancing to the Music of Time



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