A beautifully written, engaging and informative work ... It gives vivid and witty accounts of both F.R. and Q.D.Leavis's fraught and often fractious relationships with colleagues and contemporaries, but the tone is never malicious or one-sided. Above all, it is a book about the role that literature might play in a life. --Laura Marcus
About the Author
David Ellis is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kent. His recent books include 'Byron in Geneva' (Liverpool University Press, 2011).