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Leonard Woolf: a life on the left

Victoria Glendinning's biography of Leonard Woolf illuminates a formidable and prescient figure in the rise of the Labour Party in Britain, with many links to LSE. In a public event at LSE, on Wednesday 17 January, author Victoria Glendinning and Professor Richard Sennett will discuss Leonard Woolf's work and life.

Victoria Glendinning's Leonard Woolf: a life is the first full biography of Leonard Woolf. A man of extremes, he was a pivotal figure of his age, whose fierce intelligence touched the key literary and political events that shaped the early decades of the twentieth century and would resonate into the post-World War II era.

Biographer, critic, broadcaster and novelist, Victoria Glendinning is president of English PEN and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Richard Sennett| is professor of sociology at LSE and chair of LSE's Cities Programme.

Leonard Woolf: a life on the left is on Wednesday 17 January 2007 at 6.30-8pm in the Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, Aldwych, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

3 January 2007

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