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on 26 March 2016
I read this book back to back with "The Moon's a Balloon" with Pendennis by Thackeray in between. Whether more time might have improved my appreciation of the biography I do not know. The first part has wholesale passages quoted from the "M a B" and, for me, adds little to DN's life. The second part goes beyond the autobiography but drags along. It just did not gel but maybe I was asking too much and to misquote DN "expected truth to actually improve a good story!"