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Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.

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The Sea, The Sea by Iris Murdoch
The Sea, The Sea
Iris Murdoch
Probably Iris Murdoch’s best know work, this lovely story about a man retiring, selling up and moving to a remote place only to rediscover his first love will take your breath away with it’s language and beauty. A real modern...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/08/2009

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