Lytton Strachey: a biography

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Penguin, Sep 30, 1971 - Biography & Autobiography - 1144 pages
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Review: Lytton Strachey: The New Biography

User Review  - Toni - Goodreads

If you want to live where lives are lived read this book. It comes with the highest credentials and is utterly captivating, enthralling. I do congratulate the author, if that is not an impertinence. Read full review

Review: Lytton Strachey: The New Biography

User Review  - Julie James - Goodreads

Ok, I only read around 350 pages (it's probably 600 pages) and then it was due at the library. I'll come back to it one of these days. Read full review


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About the author (1971)

Michael Holroyd was born in London, England on August 27, 1935. He was educated at Eton College. He published his first book, a biography of writer Hugh Kingsmill, in 1964. He has also written the biographies of George Bernard Shaw, Augustus John, Lytton Strachey, and Ellen Terry and Henry Irving. His other works include Basil Street Blues, Mosaic, and A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers. He has received several awards including the Heywood Hill Literary Prize in 2001, the David Cohen British Prize for Literature in 2005, and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography for A Strange Eventful History in 2009. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2007.