D.J. Taylor





D.J. Taylor

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David John Taylor (born 1960) is a British 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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Too obscene to print - Kevin Birmingham tells the story of those for and against a notorious novel

Nearly every literary memoirist born inthe first decade of the 20th century hashis James Joyce moment. Anthony Powell remembered smuggling back a copy of the original 1922 Shakespeare and Company edition of Ulysses from Paris, his view of the book forever aftercoloured by the circumstances in which...

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Bright Young People: The Ri...
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Derby Day
3.31 of 5 stars 3.31 avg rating — 328 ratings — published 2011 — 12 editions
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Orwell
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 93 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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Ask Alice
2.75 of 5 stars 2.75 avg rating — 81 ratings — published 2009 — 12 editions
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The Windsor Faction
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At the Chime of a City Clock
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Thackeray
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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The Comedy Man
3.5 of 5 stars 3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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Derby Day: A Novel
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012 — 2 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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