The Prose Factory: Literary Life in Britain Since 1918

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Gossipy journalists, revolutionary poets, political novelists and influential professors: take a tour of twentieth century literary culture.
     The book DJ Taylor was born to write: award-winning literary biographer (won Whitbread Prize for biography of George Orwell), esteemed journalist and novelist (longlisted for Booker for Derby Day) is the expert on 20th century literary culture: he's lived and worked through half of it!
     Gossipy and entertaining: a fantastic read, full of juicy details and hilarious anecdotes about the great minds of the twentieth century. 
     Insight into our world: shines a light on readers, writers, publishers, booksellers, magazine editors - and holds them up for scrutiny.

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D. J. TAYLOR's novels include English Settlement, which won a Grinzane Cavour Prize, Trespass and Derby Day, both of which were long-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and Kept: A Victorian Mystery. His other books include After the War: The Novel and England Since 1945, Thackeray, Orwell: The Life, which won the 2003 Whitbread Biography Prize, and Bright Young People: The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940. He lives in Norwich with his wife, the novelist Rachel Hore, and their three sons.

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"An entertaining history of literary life." -- Nicholas Shakespeare * Daily Telegraph * "Engaging, assured and entertaining." -- James Kidd * Independent * "Wide ranging, entertaining and thoughtful survey" -- Michael Prodger * The Times * "An amazing achievement" * David Lodge * "A pleasingly gossipy history of literary life in England since 1918...very enjoyable" * Observer *

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