A Celebration of the Life and Work of Eva Ibbotson
1 March 2020 3:30 pm£9.50
St. Pancras Room, Kings Place, London
Part of JEWISH BOOK WEEK 2020
Nicola Beauman, Marion Lloyd | Chair: Amanda Craig
Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna in 1925 and moved to England with her father when the Nazis came into power. Ibbotson wrote more than 20 award-winning books for children and young adults, notably Journey to the River Sea, The Dragonfly Pool and The Star of Kazan, depicting exquisitely drawn and incredibly funny characters. To celebrate the reissuing of three of her adult novels – among them The Morning Gift and The Secret Countess – featuring Jewish heroines, and ahead of a forthcoming biography, her friends and colleagues Nicola Beauman, Amanda Craig and Marian Lloyd discuss her writing and her legacy.