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  • Basil Street Blues is an extraordinary piece of work...a classic piece of English autobiography

    D. J. Taylor, Times Literary Supplement
  • Fine, funny and touching...[Basil Street Blues is] an original, unforgettable book

    Victoria Glendinning, Daily Telegraph
  • A brilliant writer blessed with prefect pitch...there could be no more sympathetic and funny companion with whom to go into the jungle of genealogy than Holroyd

    Mail on Sunday
  • Michael Holroyd is one of the greatest biographers of our age... [Mosaic] is an absolute tour de force of brilliant writing

    Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph
  • [Mosaic] is marvellous because the autobiographer is in fact a master-biographer

    Diana Athill, Literary Review

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