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Colin Grant is the son of Jamaican parents who came to Britain in the late 1950s. He spent five years failing to study medicine before turning to the stage. He has written and produced numerous plays including The Clinic, based on lives of the photojournalists, Don McCullin and Tim Page. He joined the BBC in 1989 and worked as a script editor and producer of the arts programmes on BBC World Service before joining BBC radio Science Unit.Review:
"A brisk and well-researched biography... A splendidly colourful book" * Daily Telegraph * "Gripping and sympathetic...monumental...Grant writes with the quiet authority of a historian who has done a colossal amount of research... and knows the smells and tastes of this period as if he had lived through it. He is slow to pass judgement, but when he does so, the verdict carries real weight... His history reads like a first-rate novel... Grant's book is a fine and valuable monument to [Garvey's] memory" -- Kevin Jackson * New Statesman * "Grant is an accomplished storyteller and writes with an elegance leavened by wit and cynicism that makes this book eminently readable" -- Margaret Busby * Guardian * "In this superb new biography, Colin Grant portrays Garvey as a showman-ideologue [and] is to be congratulated on this scholarly, well-written account" * Sunday Telegraph * "Engrossing...Writing in a concise, expressive style...drawing on gargantuan research...Grant meticulously chronicles Garvey's eventful odyssey and sheds light on his revolutionary thinking and formidable public speaking...he shows Garvey's heady triumphs and crushing disappointments, his complexity, his paradoxes" * Independent on Sunday *
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Book Description Jonathan Cape, 2008. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0224078682