The Sphinx: An Evening with Hugo Vickers and Miranda Seymour

Date: Wednesday 4 March 2020
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly

The Sphinx: An Evening with Hugo Vickers and Miranda Seymour

Wednesday 4th March, 6.30pm

Hatchards Piccadilly

Gladys Deacon was one of the most beautiful and brilliant women of her time, inspiring and befriending some of the greatest literary and artistic names of the Belle Epoque, including Proust, Rodin, Manet, Monet and Gertrude Stein.

Marrying the 9th Duke of Marlborough in 1921, her social circle grew to include Lady Ottoline Morrell and Churchill. Life at Blenheim however was not a success; leaving she spent the rest of her life as a recluse – where she was discovered by a young Hugo Vickers who sought to write her extraordinary biography.

We are therefore thrilled to welcome Hugo Vickers here at Hatchards for what promises to be a fascinating and dazzling conversation with fellow biographer Miranda Seymour.

£10 tickets are available at the bookshop and online here.


Miranda Seymour is a literary critic, fiction writer and biographer. Her most recent book is “In Byron’s Wake” a brilliant account of Byron’s wife and daughter Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace.

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