Basil Street Blues

Basil Street Blues

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Michael Holroyd is one of the finest biographers of the century. This, in his fashion, is his autobiography, and a continuation of his never-ending love affair with human nature. Part detective story, part family saga and part an oblique voyage of self-discovery, Basil Street Blues is an entrancing and elegiac story, startlingly funny and profoundly moving.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 158 x 240 x 30mm | 540g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • New ed of Large Print ed
  • 0753197154
  • 9780753197158

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"A wonderful offbeat memoir ... Holroyd has written perhaps his best book yet."show more

Review Text

The renowned biographer of Augustus and George Bernard Shaw, now turns his focus on his own family history. With characteristic perception and vigour he unravels the disparate threads of his parents' eventful lives, weaving a captivating chronicle of a remarkable family that casts light on his own evolution as a writer. Imbued with a generous humour and pervasively poignant, this is a satisfying slice of autobiography. (Kirkus UK)show more

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66 ratings
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3 27% (18)
2 12% (8)
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