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Rachel Holmes

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Rachel Holmes was born in South Africa, had an academic career in the UK and was part of the launch team of Amazon.co.uk. She is now director of literature at the South Bank Centre. She is the the author of Scanty Particulars: The Life of Dr James Barry and The Hottentot Venus, a biography of Saartjie Baartman.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

2015

Eleanor Marx by Rachel Holmes
Thursday, 26 February 2015

Rachel Holmes talks to Rachel Cooke about her critically acclaimed biography of Eleanor Marx. Marx’s favourite daughter was a revolutionary socialist campaigner and fiery feminist. She translated Madame Bovary and directed the first British performance of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, while leading trade unions and editing her father’s key political works. She was not, however, beyond human frailty: love proved to be her nemesis.

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Video

 
Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.