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Biography at its very best - quite simply superb.,
This review is from: Anthony Blunt: His Lives (Hardcover)
Blunt was as enigmatic as his espionage and for over two decades little of his life was publicly available. With Miranda Carter's level and blanaced biography of Blunt there is plenty to consider.
Not only is this book a testement of exemplary research, sourcing and usage of material, it is also a superbly written and engrossing read in every way. Biography can be slow, dull and grey but Carter not only brings Blunt to life, she presents a balanced review of all the evidence and shows Blunt as he undoubtedly was; able to apply his character to a variety of situations and shield his emotions to great effect.
I defy anyone to read this and think it dull or grey. Blunt is undoubtedly an interesting figure, but in Miranda Carter's hands he becomes as exciting as Bond, as real as your own father and as interesting as any book has ever been.
This book is, by some considerable margin, one of the best I have ever read.