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on 29 August 2011
For me, John Pearson excels himself again as a biographer (I've just read his book on Ian Fleming). Here, he deftly weaves the three lives together to give the most fascinating portraits that have all the depth and insight that a reader could wish for. His writing style is lively and varied, his balance is sure and he aims not to be judgemental but leaves that to the reader. Fot anyone interested in this eccentric trio, this book is a must.