Geordie Greig talks to Hannah Rothschild

Breakfast With Lucian

Hay Festival 2014 , 

The newspaper editor was among a group of friends who regularly met Freud for breakfast over a ten-year period. He recalls Freud’s stories of death threats, escaping the Nazis, falling out with his brother Clement, hating his mother, escaping the Krays and painting the Queen. And he recounts how Freud spoke candidly about dancing with Garbo and painting Kate Moss naked. An intimate portrait of one of the great British artists.