Faber Members presents Jenny Uglow on Edward Lear: A life of art and nonsense

Faber Members presents Jenny Uglow on Edward Lear: A life of art and nonsense

5th December 2017

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Faber Members is delighted to present a very special evening with Jenny Uglow, to celebrate the publication of Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense.

A genius of nonsense, Edward Lear was also a fine artist and a lifelong traveller. Join us at Faber & Faber’s Bloomsbury House for this special event where Jenny will be in discussion with the Guardian’s associate cultural editor Claire Armitstead about Lear’s extraordinary life and work.

The event will begin at 7pm.

Jenny Uglow ‘s books include prize-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, William Hogarth and Sarah Losh. The Lunar Men, published in 2002, was described by Richard Holmes as ‘an extraordinarily gripping account’, while Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, won the National Arts Writers Award and A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. Her most recent book is In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793–1815. She lives in Canterbury.