Robert McCrum





Robert McCrum


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The United Kingdom

Robert McCrum is an associate editor of the Observer. He was born and educated in Cambridge. For nearly 20 years he was editor-in-chief of the publishers Faber & Faber. He is the co-author of The Story of English (1986), and has written six novels. He was the literary editor of the Observer from 1996 to 2008, and has been a regular contributor to the Guardian since 1990

Average rating: 3.95 · 3,466 ratings · 338 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Story of English

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4.08 avg rating — 1,865 ratings — published 1986 — 24 editions
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Wodehouse: A Life

3.88 avg rating — 408 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Globish: How the English La...

3.22 avg rating — 483 ratings — published 2010 — 18 editions
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My Year Off

3.66 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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In the Secret State

3.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1980 — 5 editions
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Every Third Thought: On lif...

3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings4 editions
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100 Best Novels in English

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings
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On Reading: Notes on the li...

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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The 100 Best Novels in English

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On Writing: Notes from the ...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012
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