240 Flora Fraser, Biography and a Biographer's Work
Ben Franklin's World
Have you ever had one of those really conversations where the person was so fascinating that you wished the conversation didn’t have to end? Flora Fraser joins us for one of those conversations. We’ll talk about biography, and in doing so, she’ll tell us what it was like to grow up as the daughter and granddaughter of two famed, British biographers and about the genre of biography and how it developed in the United Kingdom. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/240 Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute The Ben Franklin's World Shop Complementary Episodes Episode 209: Considering Biography Episode 210: Considering John Marshall, Part 1 Episode 211: Considering John Marshall, Part 2 Episode 212: Researching Biography Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter *Books purchased through the links on this post will help support the production of Ben Franklin's World.
Flora Fraser is professional writer and author of numerous historical biographies. As a young woman she was employed as a researcher by her grandmother and mother. She co-founded the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography and served as a trustee of the London National Portrait Gallery for ten years. In this episode she discusses her latest book "The Washingtons: George and Martha: Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love." Flora spoke at the Gay Hart Gaines Lecture Series on November 4th, 2015.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/message
Oldie Literary Lunch: Flora Fraser, The Washingtons
The Oldie Podcast
The renowned Oldie Literary lunch held in Brighton welcomes Flora Fraser, granddaughter of Elizabeth Longford and daughter of Antonia Fraser. Flora describes the marriage of The Washingtons, George and Martha, and the struggle for independence in the US. Sponsored by Doro, number one in the senior mobile market
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