San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Books That Built Me with Justine Picardie
The Books That Built Me is an elegant literary salon, a desert island discs for authors, or as Sarah Churchwell, author of Careless People, wrote, it's 'how the books you love meet the books you write'.
The next salon is with Justine Picardie, Editor in Chief of Harper's Bazaar and Town & Country, and author of five books, including the touching memoir of her life the year after the death of her sister, Ruth Picardie, died of breast cancer at the age of only thirty three, a biography of Coco Chanel, and a novel, 'Daphne', about one of Justine's great heroines, Daphne Du Maurier.
Justine is as marvellous a writer as she is an editor, and I'm very excited to discover what she will cite as her significant books - we share a passoin for Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh, Nancy Mitford and the Brontes, so I have my fingers crossed some of their work may figure. She's also one of the best story-tellers I've ever heard, so it's a huge privilege for me to host her on 8th December.
Tickets are either £26, to include a subscription to Harper's Bazaar, a copy of Chanel, The Legend and The Life, a pre-event drinks reception with delicious Nyetimber, and a Bazaar goodybag with a gift from Prestat chocolate; or £15, to includeJustine's book, the Nyetimber reception and the Bazaar goodybag. Penhaligon's will, as ever, choose one of their scents with which to fragrance the room.
When & Where
Helen Brocklebank, is the off screen name of writer and Times 100 blogger 'Mrs Trefusis'. Helen worked for many years at Harper's Bazaar and Esquire magazines, and founded The Books That Built Me in April 2014. At The Books That Built Me, Helen interviews authors about the books that inspire their writing, tracing the thread that links the books you read and the books you write.
The Books That Built Me works in partnership with Champagne Bollinger and Harper's Bazaar.
You can find more information about The Books That Built Me on thebooksthatbuiltme.co.uk or by following Helen on twitter or instagram (@mrstrefusis). There is also a Facebook page facebook.com/thebooksthatbuiltme