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  • Four stars, (A) perfect little biography

    Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday
  • With deft strokes, Peter Ackroyd’s biography portrays his character and sets him in context, weaving critical appraisals seamlessly into the story of his life. The bravura of this biography lies in its brilliantly judged brevity.

    Iain Finlayson, The Times
  • Unfailingly perceptive

    Andrew Taylor, Independent
  • This biography is compulsive reading

    The Economist
  • Insightful

    Judith Flanders, Sunday Telegraph

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