Julian Barnes: A Portrait of Lucian Freud, 5 December 2013
Show More Man with a Blue Scarf: On Sitting for a Portrait by Lucian Freud by Martin Gayford.
Thames and Hudson, 248 pp., £12.95, March 2012, 978 0 500 28971 6Show More
Breakfast with Lucian: A Portrait of the Artist by Geordie Greig.
Cape, 260 pp., £25, October 2013, 978 0 224 09685 0Show More
“... to be so again. He was always a controller, and sometimes an exterminator. Martin Gayford and Geordie Greig’s accounts of Freud’s behaviour reminded me at times of two unlikely novelists: Kingsley Amis and Georges Simenon. When Amis’s second wife and fellow novelist, Elizabeth Jane Howard, saw him, at eleven o’clock on the morning he was due ...”