One of our member has notified me about a talk being given as part of the
Richmond Litrary Festival .
A.N. Wilson & Anne Sebba
The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy
Saturday 20 November, 7.30pm
The Landgon Down Centre
In the year marking the centenary of Tolstoy's death, Anne Sebba joins AN
Wilson in discussing the fascinating diaries of Leo Tolstoy's wife, Sofia.
Sofia’s life was not an easy one: she idealized her husband, but was
tormented by him; even her many children were not an un-mitigated blessing
and in the background was one of the most turbulent periods of Russian
history. These diaries are a testament to a woman of tremendous vital
energy and poetic sensibility who, in the face of provocation and
suffering, continued to strive for the higher things in life; to remain
Anne Sebba is a journalist, author and broadcaster. Since working for the
BBC, and Reuters in London and Rome, Anne has written nine non-fiction
books and presented documentaries for radio. She is currently working on a
biography of Wallis Simpson called That Woman for publication in 2011.
A.N.Wilson is the author of over twenty novels, including The Sweet of
Pimlico, The Healing Art, the five volumes of The Lampitt Papers, Incline
Our Hearts, A Bottle In The Smoke, Vicar of Sorrows, and My Name Is
Legion. He has worked as the literary editor of both The Spectator and The
Evening Standard and has written widely in many newspapers and periodicals
and was the winner of the E.M.Forster Prize.
Langdon Down Centre
2A Langdon Park
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