D.J. Taylor





D.J. Taylor


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Norwich, England
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David John Taylor (born 1960) is a critic, novelist and biographer. After attending school in Norwich, he read Modern History at St John's College, Oxford, and has received the 2003 Whitbread Biography Award for his life of George Orwell.

He lives in Norwich and contributes to The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, New Statesman and The Spectator among other publications.

He is married to the novelist Rachel Hore, and together they have three sons.

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A history of the genre, from early boys’ school stories to modern fiction, to celebrate FA Cup final day

When did writing about football become a respectable activity? In 1992, the year in which Nick Hornby produced Fever Pitch, his trail-blazing account of a fraught quarter-century spent following Arsenal? Or 1993, when Hornby assembled a collection of essays (My Favourite Year) and thereby aut...

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Average rating: 3.39 · 3,055 ratings · 464 reviews · 42 distinct works · Similar authors
Bright Young People: The Ri...

3.54 avg rating — 506 ratings — published 2007 — 9 editions
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Kept

2.91 avg rating — 489 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
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Derby Day

3.29 avg rating — 478 ratings — published 2011 — 16 editions
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Orwell

3.85 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 2003 — 8 editions
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The Windsor Faction: A Novel

2.76 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2013 — 13 editions
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Ask Alice

2.74 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2009 — 16 editions
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At the Chime of a City Clock

3.19 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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Biological Science 1 and 2 ...

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The Prose Factory: Literary...

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Wrote For Luck: Stories

3.53 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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“Spring had come finally and after much hesitation, to Lincoln's Inn Fields and there were daffodils out upon the green grass and gilly-flowers blooming in the window-boxes of the ground floor sets. This being Lincoln's Inn, where an air of general severity prevails, they did so with an unconscionable meekness, as if they feared that some legal eminence- Mr Crabbe perhaps- would descend in wrath from his chambers and present them with a writ for unlicensed blossoming or occupying too great a proportion of space.”
D.J. Taylor, Kept

“And so the pair of them went on in the big, draughty house, with the carriages rushing in the square beyond, irritating each other as only two people who are united by blood and detached by temperament can do.”
D.J. Taylor, Derby Day

“There was dust everywhere: dust on the cracked and rheumy window; dust over the drugget that made shift as Mr. Guyle's carpet; dust on the framed portraits of my lords Eldon, Coke and other luminaries that hung on the wall; and dust, it may be presumed, in the ventricles of Mr. Guyle's ancient legal heart.”
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