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With D J Taylor  

Wednesday the 25th of May 2011
Doors at 6 pm, Show commences at 7 pm

The bohemian group of Bright Young People produced not only some of the most celebrated novelists of the early 20th century, but its own literary form - 'the party novel'. Beneath the gossip and frivolity of its subject matter lay a sense of disquiet and impending tragedy. In his lecture, D J Taylor will investigate both the fun and sadness of the roaring twenties and that generation of eccentric, aristocratic and moneyed young men and women who partied their lives away with such determined frivolity.

D J Taylor
D.J. Taylor is the author of two acclaimed biographies, Thackerary (1999), and Orwell: The Life, which won the Whitbread Biography Prize in 2003. He has written eight novels, the most recent being At the Chime of a City Clock (2010), Ask Alice (2009) and Kept: A Victorian Mystery (2006). He is also well known as a critic and reviewer, and his other books include A Vain Conceit: British Fiction in the 1980s (1989) and After the War: the Novel and England since 1945 (1993). His journalism appears in the Independent and the Independent on Sunday, the Guardian, The Tablet, the Spectator, the News Statesman and, anonymously, in Private Eye. He is married to the novelist Rachel Hore. They have three sons and live in Norwich, UK

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