Book Event


William and Jane Morris

Suzanne Fagence Cooper

Sunday 12 June, 3.30-4.30pm

Robert Graves Tent


Explore the lives and legacies of both William Morris and his wife Jane and venture inside two personal stories of unparalleled creative artistry.

The Morrises brought their creative partnership and rich artistic heritage to Wimbledon, when William set up his world- renowned works at Merton Abbey Mills. Their co-operative ethos is still alive at the William Morris House on The Broadway and here at Wimbledon BookFest.

For the first time his wife Jane’s life is given equal focus and explored in depth. A wonderful opportunity to find out more about how the giant of the Victorian age, together with his wife, still influences today’s aesthetic with the expert art historian Suzanne Fagence Cooper.

‘The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all details of daily life.’ William Morris