12 of 18 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful, thought-provoking read,
This review is from: Too Close to the Sun: The Life and Times of Denys Finch Hatton (Hardcover)
This is a great read. It really brought alive the age in which Hatton lived, and the incidents, relationships and societies which outlined the life of this quite extraordinary man. Wheeler deals beautifully with people who were 'not quite famous' (if you haven't read her 'Cherry' biog do - an equally great read) and places them in their context so you can see what drove them, inspired them and buffeted them to live the lives they did. I loved it - it was evocative, beautifully written, and most of all made me think - about what drove him, and about what drives me. Thoroughly recommended.