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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harvill Secker (6 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846557909
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846557903
  • Product Dimensions: 14.4 x 2.8 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Lodge is a clear, sceptical writer, wise about things and a careful reader and in general kind even to people who plainly irritate him" (Sam Leith Spectator)

"Lodge’s animating spark is his sedulousness, his ability to marshal the facts, pronounce a judgement and then subtly qualify it" (DJ Taylor Independent on Sunday)

"Lodge, too original a writer to set down a conventional autobiography, re­veals himself in fragments, an anecdote here, a recollection there. The collection, then, is a kind of trick: portraits of others disguising a book about himself... This is a hybrid work, well-suited to its hybrid author – rooted in fact but entranced by fiction" (Sophie Elmhirst Financial Times)

"The shrewd, amused intellect that Lodge brings to bear makes this collection a consistent pleasure… Wise and genial" (Tim Martin The Times)

"Generous but discriminating, lucid without sacrificing complexity" (Theo Tait Sunday Times)

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A collection of essays on writers and writing by the Booker-shortlisted novelist and critic.

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A brilliant collection of his essays on biographies or autobiographies of distinguished authors. Recommended for its wit and wisdom and especially its essay on Graham Greene.
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So perceptive. I've always enjoyed Lodge's novels and to read the great man on other writers, a real treat. Recommended.
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