Biography & Memoir

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The Love-charm of Bombs: Restless Lives in WWII

1:00pm | Sunday 24 March 2013
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About this Event:

Writer and lecturer Dr Lara Feigel tells a powerful wartime story through the eyes of five leading writers of the day – Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen, Rose Macaulay, Hilde Spiel and Henry Yorke (writing as Henry Green). The Blitz was a tough time for Britons, with many spending sleepless nights underground as the bombs fell destroying their homes above them. For Graham Greene and other writers, however, it was a strangely euphoric time and the setting for love affairs and for nerves and loyalties to be tested.

Feigel, lecturer in English and the Medical Humanities at King’s College London and author of Literature, Cinema and Politics, 1930-1945, uses letters, diaries, fiction and civil defence records to tell heart-wrenching stories of triumph over a war-torn world.