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Michael Holroyd

Michael Holroyd

Michael Holroyd is the author of acclaimed biographies of George Bernard Shaw, the painter Augustus John, Lytton Strachey, and Ellen Terry and Henry Irving, as well as two memoirs, Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. Knighted for his services to literature, he is the president emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the only nonfiction writer to have been awarded the David Cohen British Prize for Literature. His previous book, A Strange Eventful History, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography in 2009. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist Margaret Drabble.

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On Wheels

Michael Holroyd

From the bestselling author of A Book of Secrets, a brisk, charming, illustrated account of a motoring lifeAs a child, Michael Holroyd spent his best hours in his family’s...

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A Book of Secrets

Michael Holroyd

A Time Top Ten Nonfiction Book of 2011A Seattle Times Best Book of 2011 On a hill above the Italian village of Ravello sits the Villa Cimbrone, a place of fantasy and make-believe....

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A Strange Eventful History

Michael Holroyd

From perhaps our greatest living biographer, a portrait of a fascinating theater family, and of a turning point in popular entertainment in the Western world.

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