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Peculiar Ground

Lucy Hughes-Hallett Interviewed by Nick Clark

Sunday, 25 March 2018

12:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

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Award-winning biographer Lucy Hughes-Hallett talks about her first novel – a haunting tale about game keepers, witches, agitators and aristocrats.

Peculiar Ground shifts between the 17th century, as a wall is built around a great house, and the modern era, as a wall both goes up to divide Berlin and later comes down. It is a story of aging, of young love and about how those who seek to wall others out find themselves walled in.

‘A rich layering of history and fiction . . .  Erudite, elegant but easy-going . . .  One of the best novels of the year so far’ The Times

Hughes-Hallett is author of The Pike, a biography of Gabriele d’Annunzio that won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non Fiction, the Costa Biography Award, the Duff Cooper Prize and the Paddy Power Political Biography of the Year Award. She is also author of Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions and Heroes: Saviours, Traitors and Supermen.

Here she talks to Nick Clark, former arts correspondent of The Independent.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford BBC World Service International radio partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Head of Zeus The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Italian Cultural Institute HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture British Academy BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner Earthwatch Europe Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Jill Dunsmore New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Jesus College St Hilda’s College St John’s College St John's College The Queen’s College The Queen's College Exeter College Exeter College Hertford College Keble College Keble College Oxford Brookes University Said Business School University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Princeton University Press Felicity Bryan Associates University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Conference Oxford Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Oxford University Press Floris of London Critchleys City Audio Visual Eynsham Hall Macdonald Bear Hotel Sloane Club Ashmolean Museum British Humanist Association The Story Museum Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine Liaison Financial Services