Anne de Courcy

The Art of Writing a Biography

Tuesday 21st April 2015 6pm - 8pm
Members’ Room (6th Floor)
Free event

Historical biographies are as much about telling the story of its subject's life, as they are about depicting the social history of the period and how these underlying, often unspoken, contemporary attitudes, standards and moral codes shape the subject's life. Anne de Courcy, Chairman of the Biographers' Club, Costa Book Award judge, and Library member, highlights the challenges of writing biographies and discusses her latest book, shortlisted for the 2015 Paddy Power Political Book of the Year, Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916.

Tickets are free but please reserve your ticket in advance.


The London Library on Film

Tuesday 19 May 2015 6pm – 7pm
Members’ Room (6th Floor)
Free event

A rare opportunity to view this short film from the BBC’s archive (18 mins) which was filmed at The London Library in 1972. Made for the Review programme and presented by John Wells, this wonderfully quirky film provides a nostalgic look back at The London Library as it was in the 1970s, featuring amongst other notable members, a young Tom Stoppard and Eleanor Bron.

Spaces are limited. Please reserve your free ticket.




T.S. Eliot

Sunday 31 May 2015

This year’s London Library Annual Lecture will once again be hosted by the Hay Festival, on Sunday, 31 May 2015 and this year we will be celebrating the life and works of T.S. Eliot, a former President of The London Library.

Click here for further details and tickets.



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