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Hilary Spurling

Hilary Spurling

Hilary Spurling is the author of The Unknown Matisse: The Early Years, 1869-1908. Her other biographies include Ivy: The Life of Ivy Compton-Burnett, Paul Scott: A Life, La Grande Thérèse: The Greatest Scandal of the Century and The Girl from The Fiction Department: A Portrait of Sonia Orwell She was arts editor, theatre critic and subsequently literary editor for The Spectator during the 1960s. She is a regular reviewer for The Observer and the Daily Telegraph. She lives in London.