Latest News • Emilia Fox reads ‘The Girls of Slender Means’ by Muriel Spark – 5 episodes from 29 December
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‘Few people alive at the time were more delightful, more ingenuous, more movingly lovely, and as it might happen, more savage than the girls of slender means.’

Emilia Fox reads Muriel Spark’s rapier-witted portrait of the lives and loves of a group of genteel but down-at-heel young women in postwar London. In the so-called May of Teck Club, a boarding house for single ladies, life carries on as if the world were back to normal: elocution lessons, poetry recitals, jostling over suitors and the sharing of a single taffeta gown. But the war has ended and things are not normal and never again will be. Into this world arrives Nicholas Farringdon, a writer and anarchist, who is beguiled by these girls of slender means and their giddy, carefree lives. But this meeting, we soon learn, will end in his death.

Today: It is 1945, but life carries on as usual in the May of Teck Club.

Spark’s 1963 novel, The Girls of Slender Means, has become a modern classic. AL Kennedy has called it: ‘An uncompromisingly well-crafted book: lean, ironic, funny, penetrating, unsettling and very, very beautiful. Welcome to the English language as operated by an expert.’

Muriel Spark (1918-2006) was an award-winning Scottish novelist and biographer, known best for her acclaimed novel The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Book at Bedtime

Episode 1 Monday 29 December 2014 airs 22.45
Episode 2 Tuesday 30 December 2014 airs 22.45
Episode 3 Wednesday 31 December 2014 airs 22.45
Episode 4 Thursday 1 January 2015 airs 22.45
Episode 5 Friday 2 January 2015 airs 22.45

Duration: 15 minutes

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ACTRESS Emilia Fox has launched a new research project aimed at helping people receiving end of life care.

The Silent Witness star said she hoped to raise awareness of the work Ardgown Hospice does in Greenock, Inverclyde.

The two-year research project between the hospice and the University of the West of Scotland aims to improve all aspects of care for patients with serious illnesses.

The study will enable a detailed look at the process from the patient and family’s perspective.

Emilia, whose grandmother received palliative care, is a patron of the charity.

Fellow hospice patron, actor Martin Compston, known for roles in Sweet Sixteen and The Wee Man, saw the care his own uncle received in the hospice.

He said: “Ardgowan Hospice is something that’s very close to my heart after my uncle spent his final days in their care. I’ll never forget the incredible dedication of its staff to their patients.

“This ground-breaking collaboration with UWS is an amazing research opportunity, and I’m really pleased it’s happening in my hometown and how honoured I am to know that it will be officially unveiled by my good friend, the delightful Ms Emilia Fox.

“I wish this monumental partnership brilliant success that will benefit the good people of Inverclyde and beyond.”

The partnership between the university and Ardgowan Hospice will also see the charity become a university teaching hospice for students.

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Diary entries, letters, and telegrams take listeners into the world of painter Vanessa Stephen (later Bell). Emilia Fox’s portrayal of Vanessa is layered and intimate as she and her siblings gather the friends (Lytton Strachey, Clive Bell, Leonard Woolf, E.M. Forster, et al.) who will become the Bloomsbury Group. Fox is subtle and engrossing as Vanessa navigates love and loss as well as relationships with her family–especially her sister, the brilliant, tempestuous, troubled writer, Virginia Woolf. Fox handles the bulk of the narrative, while the other actors read correspondence among her coterie; Julian Rhind-Tutt particularly stands out as an appealingly flamboyant Strachey. The plot veers occasionally into soap opera, but the portraits are so believable and their world of art and literature so lovingly drawn that fiction and history are indistinguishable.

J.M.D. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2014]

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Emilia Fox wowed in a plunging red dress with lace sleeves.

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Actress Emilia Fox has vowed to return to a primary school after visiting pupils as part of the Evening Standard’s Get London Reading campaign.

The Silent Witness star read with 11 children from years five and six at Hargrave Park Primary School in Archway, watched by teachers and volunteers from literacy charity Beanstalk.

Bookworm: Emilia Fox and the year five and six pupils she read with at Hargrave Park Primary School, Archway (Picture: Glenn Copus)

She took turns with the children to read Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown and gave them “a group hug for doing so well”.

The actress said she loved reading with the pupils, adding: “Let’s make it a regular thing. In January, the new term, can I come back?”

“You might find me as the new librarian,” she joked.

The Londoner said she was a keen reader herself, adding: “I’m sure there’s something about stories that made me become an actor.”

Fox, 40, who has appeared in TV dramas, plays and films including The Pianist and David Copperfield, said she reads regularly for her work as an actress and with her daughter Rose.

“Reading is something I’m passionate about and always have been since I was a little girl,” she said.

“I’ve got a little girl who’s four now and it’s part of our daily routine where it’s me and her, or her and her dad. She’s very good with reading and remembering sentences.”

She said her favourite book as a child had been The Ordinary Princess by M.??M. Kaye, which she offered to read to the pupils next time.

The Get London Reading campaign, which is supported by e-book publisher NOOK, has helped more than 2,300 children at 280 schools.

Fox said she was worried that books might “get lost” due to other media and because “everything is so visual now”.

But using an e-reader at the event had been “cool”, she said, as it combined reading and technology and helped to “unite” the children as they read out loud.

Some pupils said they were nervous about reading to the actress. Jodie Camplin, 10, said: “I like to read. It’s a big deal to read in front of a celebrity and I really enjoyed it.” Jada Bernard, 10, said: “She [Fox] is really good at reading and really knows how to give good expression in her reading.”

We are looking for more people to volunteer as Beanstalk reading helpers. Please call 020 7729 4087 or visit www.beanstalkcharity.org.uk.

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NOT usually one to set tongues wagging Emilia Fox wowed her fans as she arrived in a nearly see-through dress last night.

Emilia Fox attended the Macmillan charity event last night

The actress was attending the Macmillan Celebrity Stocking Auction in London when she posed for pictures in a rather revealing lace black dress.

Wearing nude underwear to avoid any embarrassing incidents, the actress posed with one hand on her hip as the paparazzi took their shot.

Tweeting during the evening, the actress said: “A very special Christmas night @macmillancancer ball. Thanks to jacquesvert”

Emilia’s little black dress was rivalled by TV star Arlene Phillips’ red velvet frock which hugged her curves.

The actress looked fab in a little black dress but flashed her nude bra

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The good news continue as Emilia joined Instagram this morning :) Follow her by clicking this link!
Here’s the photo she posted from the ‘Good Housekeeping’ shoot:

Had best time cooking up a festive storm at #GHCookery with the @GHmagazine experts. What a result! #xmasbegins

Follow Emilia Fox on Instagram!

It seems like she enjoyed her time, good for her :)

Emilia was guest of a ‘Good Housekeeping’ magazine shoot this morning. I’ve added a few lovely photos from the day:

Everyone learning to cook at @GHmagazine gets to wear the apron for the day @EmiliaFox styles it well #cookwithGH

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And finally, @EmiliaFox does our Snowy Yule Log #cookwithGH @GHmagazine get the recipe here!

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Behind the scenes of @GHmagazine shoot. Festive cookery lessons. A lot of leftovers that need eating…!

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