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Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters
  

Stuart: A Life Backwards

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This is the comic and shocking history of Stuart Shorter- inadequate thief, hopeless hostage-taker and charming, disturbing raconteur.

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Stuart: A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters

A memoir, which presents the story of a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer and illustrator and a chaotic, knife-wielding beggar whom he gets to know during a campaign to release two charity workers from prison. It also talks about Stuart's life.

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'A remarkable biography. Unforgettably moving. A gripping read.' Tim Lott, Sunday Times

'I feel so strongly about this strange, funny, sad book that I hardly know where to begin…My enthusiasm feels almost limitless. A page-turner.' Observer

About the Author

Alexander Masters

Alexander Masters’ first book, Stuart: A Life Backwards, won the Guardian First Book Award, the Hawthornden Prize and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and the Costa Biography Prize. Eighteen different newspapers and popular magazines chose it as Book of the Year. It was turned into a BBC film starring Tom Hardy and Benedict Cumberbatch. Alexander lives in Sussex.

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Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Alexander Masters

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Author's Website

alexandermasters.net/1/

Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
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ISBN

9780007241774

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