Secrets are at the heart of Hilary Spurling’s biographies.
Writing about Ivy Compton Burnett, Paul Scott, Henri Matisse and Pearl Buck, Hilary peeled back the mask each presented to the world to reveal the hidden truth of the troubled life beneath. Now she applies her forensic skills to the life of Anthony Powell, author of the magisterial Dance to the Music of Time, in which many characters
were based on real and well known individuals.
Hilary is one of the UK’s most outstanding biographers, and her compelling biographies are full of extraordinary insights into human lives.