That Singular Person Called Lear

That Singular Person Called Lear

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Born in 1812, the twentieth child of a stockbroker, Edward Lear is known for his Nonsense rhymes, particularly the "Owl" and the "Pussycat". This biography offers an insight into the life of this immensely talented and deliciously eccentric man who travelled extensively but found that love and a settled home life eluded him.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 124 x 198 x 10mm | 350g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 27
  • 075244137X
  • 9780752441375
  • 1,497,688

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Review coverage in national newspapers and magazines. Praise for That Singlar Person Called Lear: 'Deliciously amusing' THE LITERARY REVIEW 'A thorough and fascinating biography' THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'An amusing biography' THE INDEPENDENT 'Very readable... Chitty recounts Lear's travels with verve and a nice eye for humorous detail' TLS '[Chitty is] as widely travelled and as witty as her subject' THE LITERARY REVIEWshow more

About Susan Chitty

Susan Chitty read modern history at Somerville College, Oxford and has been a successful writer and biographer for many years. She has travelled widely throughout the world, but now lives in Sussex.show more

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