SPALDING, Frances. British, b. 1950. Genres: Art/Art history, Biography. Career: Sheffield Polytechnic, lecturer in art history, 1978-89; freelance writer, 1989-. Royal College of Art, hon. fellow. Publications: Magnificent Dreams, 1978; Whistler, 1979; Roger Fry: Art and Life, 1980; Vanessa Bell, 1984; British Art since 1900, 1986; Stevie Smith: A Biography, 1989; Dance till the Stars Come Down: A Biography of John Minton, 1991; Dictionary of Twentieth Century British Painters & Sculptors, 1991; (ed.) Paper Darts: Selected Letters of Virginia Woolf; Duncan Grant: A Biography, 1997; The Bloomsbury Group, 1997; The Tate: A History, 1998; Gwen Raverat: Friends, Family & Affection, 2001. Address: The Flat, 70 Gloucester Crescent, London NW1 7E9, England.