Emma Darwin, Vanessa Nicolson, Alexander Newley 

Families and How to Survive Them

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Date/time:
Mon 29th April 2019 Start Time: 4:15 pm End Time: 5:15 pm

Venue:
Stratford Play House

Price:
£12 (10)

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How can you write about your family if the world thinks they already know their story? Emma Darwin (great-great-granddaughter of Charles Darwin), Alexander Newley (son of Joan Collins and Anthony Newley) and Vanessa Nicholson (granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson) talk about the challenges of writing about, at times even in spite of, their famous families. Are there stories you ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ tell? What factual and emotional truths must you face? How can you make a story truly your own? And most importantly, how does the legacy affect your own life?

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