Biography

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Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester

Alexander Larman

"Larman is at pains to rescue his subject from his status as one-dimensional bad boy"

Matthew Dennison
THE TIMES

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Dusty - An Intimate Portrait of a MUsical Legend

KAren Bartlett

Using brand-new material, meticulous research and frank interviews with childhood friends, lovers, employees and confidants of the star, Karen Bartlett reveals sensational new details about Dusty's childhood, her relationships, her addictions and her lifelong struggle to come to terms with her sexuality.

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The Three Lives of Dylan Thomas

Hilly Janes

Reveals tiny human details that bring him to life in a way more academic biographers would give their eye teeth for... through this highly personal and affectionate book you will come to see this troubled beguiling man as his friends did.

DAILY EXPRESS

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Rasputin: A Short Life

Frances Welch

In this elegant and insightful short biography, Welch has enormous fun...she has done an excellent job of digging out the kind of telling detail that often gets swamped by the grand political narrative.

Kathryn Hughes
MAIL ON SUNDAY

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Bertolt Brecht, A Literary Life

Stephen Parker

Nobody perhaps has gone further than Stephen Parker in trusting the conviction that biographical detail - including somatic detail -- can open up new dimensions of insight into historical moments and the lives through which they exist.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Albert Guérard Professor in Literature, Stanford University

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Mozart: A Life

Paul Johnson

'A rich succinct portrait of the man and his music, which uncovers his wondrous output and gift and skill with instruments.'

THE BOOKSELLER

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Roth Unbound

Claudia Roth Pierpoint

"Roth Unbound has two particularly strong selling points. It is the first full-length study to be published since Roth's announcement that Nemesis would be his final novel... Secondly, Roth has made himself available as a commentator on - if not wholly a collaborator with - Pierpont's project, with the result that her account of his life and works is supplemented with marginal illuminations from her subject himself."

Bharat Tandon LITERARY REVIEW

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Updike

Adam Begley

"A beautifully written, richly detailed, and warmly sympathetic portrait of a great American writer.” "

Joyce Carol Oates

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