Memorial to celebrate life of Penny Hoare

Memorial to celebrate life of Penny Hoare

The life of Penny Hoare, former deputy publishing director at Chatto & Windus, who died in May this year, will be celebrated at a memorial on Thursday 26th October.

The event will take place at noon at St James Church in Piccadilly, London W1, and afterwards at the Reform Club, Pall Mall.

Hoare had a career spanning 50 years in publishing. Following her death, aged 77, Tom Weldon, c.e.o. of PRH UK, called her "highly intelligent and a brilliant editor; unduly modest; deeply kind and loyal; with a marvellous sense of humour, quick to spot the occasional absurdities of publishing and life in general".