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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Lytton Strachey: The New Bi...

4.21 avg rating — 150 ratings — published 1968 — 16 editions
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A Book of Secrets: Illegiti...

3.01 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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A Strange Eventful History:...

3.61 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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Basil Street Blues: A Memoir

3.64 avg rating — 61 ratings — published 1999 — 13 editions
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Bernard Shaw: The One-Volum...

4.10 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 1991 — 10 editions
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Augustus John: The New Biog...

3.97 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1975 — 12 editions
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Bernard Shaw (Volume 1: The...

3.65 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1988 — 4 editions
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Bernard Shaw, The Pursuit o...

3.93 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1989 — 5 editions
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Lytton Strachey and the Blo...

4.29 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1971 — 3 editions
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Works on Paper

3.59 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2002 — 5 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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