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Past Events

Past EventsSunday, February 21

Scandalous Socialites

Natalie Livingstone
Claudia Renton
Chair: Anne Sebba

Natalie Livingstone’s captivating The Mistresses of Cliveden and Claudia Renton’s Those Wild Wyndhams provide two fascinating chronicles of the ways in which exceptional women challenged, evaded and exploited the expectations of their times. Anne Sebba facilitates this exploration of sex and power, passion and romance, dramatic lives and tragic devastation.
 
Natalie Livingstone grew up in London and attended Christ's College, Cambridge. She began her career as a feature writer at the Daily Express and now contributes to Tatler, Harper's Bazaar, US Vogue, Elle, The Times and The Mail on Sunday.    
                                                                                                   
Claudia Renton read History at Cambridge and is a practising barrister, who has also enjoyed a career as an actress, appearing with the RSC and at the National Theatre. She is co-author of Heroes with Simon Sebag Montefiore and Dan Jones.                                                                                                
 
Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer and presenter and former Reuters’ foreign correspondent. She has written eight acclaimed books including That Woman and Jennie Churchill and is Chair of the Society of Authors. 
 
 

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