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Julie Kavanagh

Julie Kavanagh

is the author of “The Girl Who Loved Camellias”, which won the Premio Comisso prize in Italy, and biographies of Frederick Ashton and Rudolf Nureyev

The poet and the plantsman

In 1989 James Fenton startled his friends by moving to a derelict farm to set about making a spectacular garden. Now he has surprised them again by selling up. Julie Kavanagh talks to Fenton and friends – and his gardener, Mike Collins

Vote Gavron

“Suffragette”, starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, was a six-year labour of love for its director, Sarah Gavron. She tells Julie Kavanagh how its story of pioneering women chimes with her own

Madame bovary, c’est...?

Flaubert’s ageless anti-heroine is back in two new films. Julie Kavanagh sets out to establish who the real Emma Bovary was

A dancer’s demons

Why did Sergei Polunin walk out on a golden career with the Royal Ballet? Julie Kavanagh goes to Kiev and Moscow to talk to him, his parents and his mentors

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