Michael Holroyd





Michael Holroyd

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August 27, 1935

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Michael Holroyd is the author of acclaimed biographies of George Bernard Shaw, the painter Augustus John, Lytton Strachey, and Ellen Terry and Henry Irving, as well as two memoirs, Basil Street Blues and Mosaic. Knighted for his services to literature, he is the president emeritus of the Royal Society of Literature and the only nonfiction writer to have been awarded the David Cohen British Prize for Literature. His previous book, A Strange Eventful History, won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for biography in 2009. He lives in London with his wife, the novelist Margaret Drabble.

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A Book of Secrets: Illegiti...
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 209 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Lytton Strachey: The New Bi...
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 123 ratings — published 1968 — 14 editions
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Basil Street Blues: A Memoir
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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A Strange Eventful History:...
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Bernard Shaw: The One-Volum...
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1991 — 9 editions
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Bernard Shaw (Volume 1: The...
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Augustus John: The New Biog...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1975 — 11 editions
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Lytton Strachey and the Blo...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1971
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Bernard Shaw, The Pursuit o...
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1989 — 4 editions
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Mosaic: A Family Memoir Rev...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 2004 — 8 editions
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“[On Virginia Woolf] Craving to be set free from her egomania by something or someone stronger and altogether dissimilar from herself, she speculated endlessly upon the unknown: and for her the unknown was frequently the commonplace.”
Michael Holroyd, Lytton Strachey and the Bloomsbury Group: His Work, Their Influence

“Her first marriage, a distressing experience involving an umbrella, had to be annulled.”
Michael Holroyd, A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers



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