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A Book of Secrets Paperback – 2 Jan 2012

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: VINTAGE ARROW - MASS MARKET; 1 edition (2 January 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0099548941
  • ISBN-13: 978-0099548942
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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"A subtle paean to the art of biography. It is a biographical experiment, but a deeply humane and sensitive one. It glows with the energy of lives investigated, restored, reanimated and celebrated." (Sarah Bakewell Sunday Times)

"Here, he has given us the distilled essence of biography and a fitting end to what he evokes as "the comedy of life"." (Lisa Appignanesi Observer)

"As is always the case with Holroyd, the reader comes away equally inspired, equally curious, and lavishly entertained by a story-teller of the first rank" (Scotsman)

"A small gem of humanity, curiosity and observation with a wonderful, rolling undercurrent of comedy" (Sunday Telegraph)

"Scintillating... Holroyd's book is a sly, inconclusive and utterly bewitching dance through the elusive narrative echoes that make up the biographer's art" (Metro)

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A masterfully atmospheric book of hidden lives and family secrets from the celebrated biographer

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