Join broadcaster and best-selling novelist Sarah Dunant discussing her popular ‘Italian novels’, including The Birth of Venus and Blood And Beauty, which explore the lives of women in Renaissance Italy. Sarah’s original research into the art, costume, history, domestic and ceremonial lives of the period, combined with her page-turning narratives, have resulted in valuable insight into the secret lives of the women of the Italian Renaissance, whether nuns, Medici or Borgias. Hosted by Rosie Goldsmith as part of her Fashion and Fiction series.
Thursday 5 May 2016, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum
Tickets £10 (£7 concession). Book online or via the bookings office +44 (0)20 7942 2211, 9.00am-5.30pm, Monday – Friday (closed Bank Holidays).
This is the fifth Fashion and Fiction event, after the first one with Margaret Atwood, the second with Linda Grant, the third one with Jung Chang and the fourth one with Joanna Trollope. Photos from the evenings with Margaret Atwood, Linda Grant, Jung Chang and Joanna Trollope can be found on Flickr. All evenings were filmed by London Video Stories, and the films are available on YouTube (Margaret Atwood; Linda Grant; Jung Chang; Joanna Trollope).
A book signing will take place after the event.