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

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About Book

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 launch event where Jenny will be in discussion with Claire Armitstead, Books Editor at the Guardian, about Lear's extraordinary life and work.

Time: 7pm

Date: Tuesday 5th December 2017

Venue: Faber & Faber, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DA

Please note: This is a ticketless event and your name, plus the number of tickets you have bought, will be on a guest list on the venue door. 


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.