LONDON - On Saturday 13 December David Dawson and Nicky Haslam will appear at Sotheby’s in New Bond Street to sign copies of their current books.

Celebrated interior designer Nicky Haslam’s A Designer’s Life (Jacqui Small) is an archive of inspired design and décor, revealing not only the origins of his opulent, timeless and highly original interiors, but also – with characteristic wit and charm – giving personal insight into the art of living well.


Nicky Haslam's A Designer’s Life.

David Dawson’s latest book A Painter’s Progress (Jonathan Cape) draws on his unique position as the assistant, companion and model to Lucian Freud for a period of nearly 20 years. Dawson’s photographs reveal the working life of this famously reclusive artist; visits from the likes of David Hockney, Frank Auerbach and Kate Moss; Freud’s extraordinary personal collection; and, finally, the hanging of Freud's work in his posthumous London exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.


David Dawson’s A Painter’s Progress.

Nicky Haslam will be present from noon until 1pm, while David Dawson will appear from 1–2 pm.

Hatchard’s pop-up bookshop at Sotheby’s 34–35 New Bond Street entrance will host both authors, while the galleries hold the exhibitions of the Fine Jewels sale and Daughter of History: Mary Soames and the Legacy of Churchill sale.