Features tales from the author's time in Dublin in the 1960s, mad escapades in Europe and America, life amidst the snares and delusions involved in growing up in middle-class England in the 1950s, and of his ever unrequited passion for the ever unattainable ffenella.
Tobias Smollett was a prodigious wordsmith. Grub Street was his habitat and hack work his staple. This biography reveals that there was much more to Smollett than that.... Læs mere
Employing the likes of Kim Philby, Vita Sackville-West, Clive James and Patrick O'Donovan (who became famous for writing his report on Bobby Kennedy's funeral before it had taken place) he doubled the circulation and created a paper envied and admired.
This book explores for the first time this generation of the Greene family in colourful detail - their relationships and shared history, and their lives - as explorers, writers, doctors, spies, politicians and much more.