Celebrating Lee Miller: Whitney Scharer in conversation with Alex Peake-Tomkinson

A habitué of the smoky cabarets, opium dens and Surrealist parties of 1930s Paris, Lee Miller was one of the most beautiful and fascinating women of the twentieth century. Whitney Scharer has brought Miller’s story to life in her electric debut novel, The Age of Light. After starting her career as a fashion model, Lee Miller came to occupy a unique position in the avant-garde of the inter-war years. She worked, and had an affair, with the photographer Man Ray before becoming an acclaimed war photographer and one of the first people to photograph the concentration camp at Dachau when it was liberated. Whitney Scharer will be talking to journalist Alex Peake-Tomkinson about her dazzling new novel about Miller as well as discussing the fascination she continues to exert, and her role in the often-macho Surrealist movement.

  • Location

    Waterstones,82 Gower St,London,WC1E 6EQ

  • Event Date

    Thursday, 21 February 2019 6:30PM -

  • Price

    £10

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