Full of characters, gossip and anecdote about literary and theatrical personalities, this biography of publisher and man of letters, Rupert Hart-Davis, is the story of literary life in the twentieth century.
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Philip Ziegler is one of Britain's finest biographers. His previous subjects have included Diana Cooper, Mountbatten, Edward VIII, Harold Wilson and Osbert Sitwell. He is a historian of the Black Death and has also written London at War, the history of the Blitz, and Soldiers, which was based on interviews with Chelsea Pensioners.Review:
"'A judicious, detailed, well-researched, readable portrait, embracing both the public and private man.'" Anthony Curtis, Times Literary Supplement "'Ziegler's thorough book contains all the trademark brilliance and wisdom for which his readers admire him.'" Douglas Murray, Observer "'A vivid picture of publishing in the middle years of the twentieth century.'" Rodney Milnes, Spectator "'Ziegler analyses the complexities of appearance and character with nicely balanced candour, affection and wit.'" Patrick Skene Catling, Sunday Telegraph
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