Brilliantly and evocatively written. (Antonia Fraser Daily Mail
[Peppiatt's] account of the evolution of Bacon's artistic ideas is confident, amusing and thought-provoking. (Richard Davenport-Hines The Independent
This account of a life, as Peppiatt puts it, "filled with the extremes of human emotion and devoted to expressing them with utmost force," is probably more readable and enjoyable than the attempts at exhaustive biography which surely lie ahead. (Gilbert De Botton, Literary Review
)Anatomy of an Engima
will surely remain a uniquely authoritative and readable account of the man who once confided, 'it may sound pretentious but you see I have had the most extraordinary life'. (Literary Review
One of the most important and insightful writings on the artist (Art Newspaper
The definitive biography of Francis Bacon, re-issued with substantial new material to co-incide with a major retrospective exhibition at Tate Britain.