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Hilary Spurling has specialized in uncovering secrets kept - in the words of Ivy Compton-Burnett - through long lives and on death-beds'. She won the Duff Cooper Prize and the Heinemann Award for Ivy, and her Paul Scott was rated by reviewers as one of the best biographies written since the war.

Hilary Spurling was born in England and educated at Oxford University. From 1964 to 1970 she was theatre critic and literary editor of the Spectator. Since then she has been a regular book reviewer for the Observer and the Daily Telegraph. She lives in London with her husband, the playwright John Spurling, with whom she has three children.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Hilary Spurling

Matisse The Master by Hilary Spurling
Matisse The Master
Hilary Spurling
Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year 2005. If you have ever wondered how anyone with such a tame, dull public image as Matisse could have painted such rich, powerfull, mysteriously moving pictures, let alone produced the radical cut-paper and stained...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/03/2005

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