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Scandalous Socialites

Chair: Anne Sebba

21/02/2016 3:30 pm

Natalie Livingstone’s captivating The Mistresses of Cliveden and Claudia Renton’s Those Wild Wyndhamsprovide 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

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 TatlerHarper’s Bazaar, US VogueElleThe Times and The Mail on Sunday.

Claudia Renton

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

Anne Sebba is a biographer, lecturer, radio presenter and former Reuters' foreign correspondent. She has written nine critically acclaimed books, most recently Les Parisiennes.