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Besides the Lives of Augustus John, Bernard Shaw and Lytton Strachey (which was filmed as Carrington), Michael Holroyd has written two volumes of memoirs, Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. His most recent book, A Strange Eventful History, winner of the James Tait Black Prize for Biography, was a biography of theatre greats Ellen Terry and Henry Irving and their children. He has been president of the Royal Society of Literature and is the first 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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A Book of Secrets : Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers by Michael Holroyd
A Book of Secrets : Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers
Michael Holroyd
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 2 December 2010. Taking the reader on a journey of discovery from Ravello to Paris, from Kirkstall Grange in Yorkshire to Vita Sackville-West's home at Knole, A Book of Secrets lucidly...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/11/2010

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