Author Archives: Lucy Byatt

About Lucy Byatt

I'm a translator, from Italian into English. I also teach Italian Renaissance history and write.

On Samuel Johnson, Sorley McLean and Talisker Bay

Talisker House on Skye lies at the end of a long descent through Glen Oraid, probably about 5 miles beyond the turning to Carbost.  The weather on the day we visited was miraculous: sunny with brilliant colours, and not that … Continue reading

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Bestselling Authors Abroad: The Society of Authors event at the 2015 Edinburgh International Book Festival

It’s good to be able to claim that an event is the first of its kind – not the fact that I was asked to chair it (although incidentally that was a first), but rather that this was the first … Continue reading

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The Modest Biographer: John Aubrey

Ruth Scurr’s new biography takes an innovative form – although being a lecturer, at Cambridge, she is hesitant to admit to doing anything so dangerous as innovation.  Nonetheless, it is innovative and she may well have just launched a new vogue in … Continue reading

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Masters of their craft: Louis de Berniere and Joanne Harris

Louise de Bernière is an exceptional raconteur, not only on paper but also on stage. He was talking to Sara Davies this afternoon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival about his new book, The Dust that Falls from Dreams. Can … Continue reading

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