WALBERSWICK AND MONTMARTRE
Montmartre in Paris and Walberswick in Suffolk have been magnets for artists. Sue Roe’s In Montmartre charts the story of the birth of Modernism in Paris through a fascinating cast of characters, including Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Derain, Vlaminck, Modigliani and Gertrude Stein. ‘In her entertaining account, Roe brings Montmartre’s heyday to life’ (The Sunday Times). Esther Freud’s Mr Mac and Me is set in Walberswick in the era of WWI. Told through the eyes of a naive local boy, it describes
the eventful period that the architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, spent in Walberswick. Chaired by Olivia Laing, author of To the River, The Trip to Echo Spring and the forthcoming The Lonely City; the last two books revolve around the lives of artists.
Supported by Nira Wright