'Famous for writing at great length on bearded men, Holroyd emerges here as a skilled miniaturist.knowledgeable, humorous & entertaining' MAIL ON S. 'If anyone still doubts that biographers are "proper" writers, rather than mere transcribers of life's rich record, then they should read this book . Even when he's being serious - & he is deadly serious about the genre that he has served so loyally for 30 years - he is enormous fun' NEW STATESMAN
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About the Author
Michael Holroyd is the author of numerous biographies including Lytton Strachey, Augustus John and George Bernard Shaw. BASIL STREET BLUES (September 1999), his family autobiography, garnered 50per cent more end-of-year critics' choices than any other work of non-fiction that year.
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