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Host: Intelligence Squared, Bloomsbury Institute
Location: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP
Speaker: Kate Summerscale, Alexandra Pringle
Join bestselling writer Kate Summerscale and her editor Alexandra Pringle for an intimate discussion about the true story of the scandalous divorce trial that rocked Victorian England. As in her award-winning and bestselling The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, her new book Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace recreates the Victorian world, chronicling in exquisite and compelling detail the life of Isabella Robinson.
Kate Summerscale’s previous book, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, was an international bestseller, won the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2008, the Galaxy British Book of the Year Award and was adapted into a major ITV drama. The Queen of Whale Cay won a Somerset Maugham award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread biography award. She lives in London.More Information