Nicola Upson in conversation
‘Stanley and Elsie’ reimagines the family life of famed painter Stanley Spencer, as seen through the eyes of his housekeeper, Elsie. The novel is a vivid and delicate portrait of the artist and the women who influenced his life.
Nicola Upson is best known for her novels centred on the real-life crime writer, Josephine Tey. She is an engaging and fascinating speaker who has much to share about her writing career, as well as her research into Stanley Spencer.
This event took place at Browsers Bookshop. Tickets were £12 to include a copy of the book (RRP£10.99), and one additional ticket could be purchased for £8, without the book.
I was thrilled to receive a message from Nicola Upson after the event:
Dear Catherine, Thanks so much for organising such a lovely evening on Thursday. I really enjoyed talking about Stanley and Elsie with you; your take on the books is always such an insightful one, which makes the interviews a joy, and I’m very grateful for the support that you’ve continually given my books...Nicola