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An unusually well written and closely researched biography
on 11 February 2014
For one of Britain's finest twentieth century poets, surprisingly little has been written about the life of Norman Nicholson. It's therefore refreshing, and perhaps overdue, to come across such a thoroughly researched and well-written biography.
Close followers of Norman Nicholson will, as a matter of course, want to read this new, insightful and candid biography. However, Norman Nicholson's life was so colourful and unusual that readers new to his work will also find this biography fascinating.
As a bonus, this biography brings to life the difficulties suffered by so many people of the era in coping with tuberculosis. It's all too easy to forget that, less than a hundred years ago, TB was still rife in this country and Norman Nicholson was one of many who had to adapt his life accordingly and uncomplainingly.