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Flora will be appearing at:
British Institute of FlorenceWednesday 14th June 2017 - 18:00
On Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 18.00
Flora Fraser will give a lecture entitled
“PAULINE BONAPARTE, PRINCESS BORGHESE, IN FLORENCE AND ROME”
Celebrated for her looks, notorious for her passions, immortalised by Antonio Canova’s statue and always deeply loyal to her brother, Pauline Bonaparte Borghese is a fascinating figure. At the turn of the 19th century she was considered to be the most beautiful woman in Europe. She shocked the continent with the boldness of her love affairs, her opulent wardrobe and jewels and, most famously, her decision to pose nearly naked for Canova’s sculpture, which has been replicated in countless ways through the years. The Italian translation of Flora Fraser’s biography, La Venere dell’impero, is published by Mondadori.
Part of the cultural programme for Harold Acton Library members.
New members welcome: rates from €6 (daily) to €75 (annual) or life (€600) Library and Cultural Centre
tel: 055 2677 8270
Monmouth SavoySunday 25th June 2017 - 14:00 (doors open 13:30)
FLORA FRASER: BELOVED EMMA
As part of the Monmouth Literary Festival we are delighted to welcome Flora Fraser to the Savoy. The daughter of an eminent writer (Lady Antonia Fraser) Flora has written on a number of subjects but this talk will centre on her biography of Emma Hamilton who of course was Horatio Nelson’s mistress and there are many associations between Nelson and Monmouth. Her talk presages a brand new play about Emma which the Savoy is working on for presentation in 2018. The talk will be supported by Rossiter Books and a number of her titles will be available for purchase and dedication.
The Savoy Theatre