Elizabeth Bowen: Portrait of a Writer (Literary Biographies S.)

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A biography of the acclaimed Anglo-Irish novelist follows the formation of her character and the growth of her art from her childhood in a great ancestral manor to her discovery of America and international fame

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" Intense and illuminating...a highly readable, compassionate account of a woman as subtly complex and delightfully witty as the novels she wrote." -- "Chicago Tribune"
" As a complex and compelling personality, Miss Bowen comes very much to life on these pages...entirely absorbing." -- "The New York Times"

"Intense and illuminating...a highly readable, compassionate account of a woman as subtly complex and delightfully witty as the novels she wrote." Chicago Tribune"As a complex and compelling personality, Miss Bowen comes very much to life on these pages...entirely absorbing." The New York Times"

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Victoria Glendinning is a freelance writer, well-known for her successful biographies and novels. She has won many prizes including the Whitbread Prize for Biography twice, the Duff Cooper Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. She is also President of English PEN and a Vice-President of the Royal Society of Literature. She lives in London, but travels widely, particularly to Provence and south-west Ireland.

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