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“It’s a terrible thing being a biographer,” Artemis Cooper has said. “One is such a rat.” A consummate inquisitor of the talented, Cooper’s subjects have included food guru Elizabeth David,novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard, and travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor, whose last book she co-edited with Colin Thubron. She is also the author of Cairo in the War, 1939-1945, co-author with her husband Antony Beevor of Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949, and editor of two collections of her grandmother Lady Diana Cooper’s letters, to her husband Duff and to her friend Evelyn Waugh. Cooper delivers an hour of conversation with Owen Scott discussing the concept of memory, and telling tales of the 20th-century.

Supported by Heartland Bank.

Fri, 17 May 2019

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