SPURLING, Hilary. British, b. 1940. Genres: Art/Art history, Literary criticism and history, Biography. Career: Biographer, Reviewer, The Daily Telegraph, London. Theatre Critic, 1964-70, and Literary Ed., 1967-70, Spectator mag., London. Publications: Ivy when Young: The Early Life of Ivy Compton Burnett, 1974; Handbook to Anthony Powell's Music of Time, 1977; Secrets of a Woman's Heart: The Later Life of Ivy Compton Burnett, 1984; Elinor Fettiplace's Receipt Book, 1986; Paul Scott: A Life, 1990; The Unknown Matisse, Vol. 1, 1998; La Grande Therese, 1999; Henri Matisse, Man of the North, 2000; The Girl from the Fiction Department, 2002. EDITOR: Mervyn Peake: Drawings, 1974; Paper Spirits: Collage Portraits by Vladimir Sulgagin, 1992. Address: c/o David Higham Assocs, 5-8 Lower John St, Golden Sq, London W1F 9HA, England.