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Burton & Taylor

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Sat 2 Mar

Burton & Taylor

Jewish Literary Foundation presents Book Week 24

Speaker Roger Lewis
Chair Tanya Gold

From romance to recrimination, Erotic Vagrancy: Everything About Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor biographer Roger Lewis joins Tanya Gold to discuss one of the most iconic relationships of the 20th century.

It was one of the most iconic relationships of the 20th century, by turns triumphant and tragic, romantic and recriminative.

Richard Burton emerged from the mists and brimstone of Wales to be the greatest theatrical animal of his generation; Elizabeth Taylor was the child actress turned Oscar winner, noted Jewish convert and much-married screen star. Finally, the full story is told by The Life and Death of Peter Sellers biographer Roger Lewis in Erotic Vagrancy. He joins journalist Tanya Gold to discuss his magisterial take on this story of celebrity, creativity, divorces and so much more.

Buy a copy of Erotic Vagrancy by Roger Lewis.

This event will last approximately 1 hour, without an interval. 

About the speakers:

Roger Lewis has achieved considerable word-of-mouth success with Seasonal Suicide Notes. He has also written a biography of Anthony Burgess, and Sunday Times best-selling books on Laurence Olivier, Peter Sellers and the Carry On actor Charles Hawtrey.

Tanya Gold is a freelance journalist and restaurant critic for The Spectator. She won a British Press Award in 2010 and a Foreign Press Association Award in 2015.

Date:Sat 2 Mar
Start time:8.45pm (Doors: 8.15pm)
Venue:Hall Two
+ 10% booking fee.

Booking Fees

A booking fee of 10% will be applied in your basket, with a maximum charge of £5.00 per transaction. Kings Place Friends are exempt from all booking fees.

Why do booking fees apply?
Booking fees (per order, not per ticket) covers our Box Office administrative costs so that Kings Place Music Foundation, the charity set up to run the music spaces at Kings Place, can continue to support our programme, artists and learning and participation work.

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