Hilary Spurling

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Hilary Spurling CBE , FRSL (born December 25, 1940 in Manchester , England ) is a British journalist , writer and biographer .


Spurling was educated at Clifton High School, a non-state school in Bristol , South West England, before going to the University of Oxford to study . From 1962 to 1970 she worked as a theater and literary critic for the British magazine The Spectator . Even today (2011) she publishes book reviews in the Observer and the Daily Telegraph .

Spurling is married to the playwright John Spurling and has three children.


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