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Ruth Scurr - Author


Ruth Scurr is an historian, biographer and literary critic. She teaches history and politics at Cambridge University, where she is a Lecturer and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College. Her first book, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution won the Franco-British Society Literary Prize, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and was listed among the 100 Best Books of the Decade in The Times. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, The Telegraph and the Wall Street Journal.

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John Aubrey My Own Life by Ruth Scurr
John Aubrey My Own Life
Ruth Scurr
Shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography 2016. Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2015. Calling it a book of scholarly imagination, Ruth Scurr attempts to recreate John Aubrey’s life from his own writings. He was one of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970

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