In this richly detailed biography Victoria Glendinning brings alive the great Anglo-Irish novelist (The Death of the Heart, The Heat of the Day) whose literary achievements were matched by her tremendous talent for living.
Taking us from Elizabeth Bowen's ancestral home in Ireland to Oxford (where she met Yeats and Eliot), through her service as an air-raid warden in London during World War II, to her friendships with such luminaries as Virginia Woolf, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, Glendinning lifts the veil between Bowen's imaginative world and the complex emotional life that fired her novels.
'One of the best critical biographies to have come my way for some time... A beautifully composed portrait.' Sunday Telegraph
'It reads like a good novel.' Irish Times
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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"About the Author:
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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Book Description Penguin, 1985. Book Condition: Good. 1985. Paperback. Has some shelf wear but remains in good condition. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # KIN0018434
Book Description Penguin. Book Condition: Good. 1985. Paperback. Has some shelf wear but remains in good condition. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KIN0018434
Book Description Penguin, UK, 1985. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Paperback Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Softback 1985 Penguin 1st paperback edition in Very Good condition with fading on the cover and browning of the page margins; 261 pages with 9 b/w photographs. 7.75 x 5 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 009348