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Lyndall Gordon is the prize-winning author of six biographies, including Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds; The Imperfect Life of TS Eliot; Shared Lives, a memoir of women's friendship in her native South Africa; and Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and a Daughter, which tells her own story. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and lives in Oxford where she is a fellow of St Hilda's College.

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'A rich book in which it is a pleasure to become absorbed' (Claire Tomalin Independent on Sunday )

'Wonderfully full-blooded . . . A brilliant idea . . . superbly enjoyable material, much of it unfamiliar, all of it stimulating' (Philip Horne Guardian )

'Compelling . . . not an addition to the pile of "chronicle" biographies of Henry James . . . [The opening] is unforgettable, like a scene from a film . . . [This book] combines scholarly rigour with a nice line in nineteenth-century gothic' (Victoria Glendinning Daily Telegraph )

'Gordon's approach to biography is imaginative and risky . . . The result is a magnificent, important book, which points the way forward for the whole biographical genre' (Kathryn Hughes Literary Review )

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Told through the lense of Henry James's relationship with two women who particularly shaped his writing, Henry James is a unforgettable read by one of our best-loved biographers.

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