Augustus John: The New Biography

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9780099333012: Augustus John: The New Biography

Drawing on the mass of new material which has come to light since the first edition was published in 1974, this revised biography presents a detailed account of the passionate and unruly life of the bohemian British painter, Augustus John, and his circle.

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Besides the biographies of Augustus John, Bernard Shaw and Lytton Strachey, Michael Holroyd has written two volumes of memoirs, Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. He was president of the Royal Society of Literature from 2003 - 2008 and is the only non-fiction writer to have been awarded the British Literature Prize. He lives in London and Somerset with his wife, the novelist Margaret Drabble.

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'An entertaining, essentially comic story.. Holroyd tells it with great skill and elegance' Sunday Telegraph.

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