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Tom Stoppard : A Life by Hermione Lee (Oct 2020)

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The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard – a biography of one of our greatest living playwrights by one of our leading literary biographers, Hermione Lee.

With unprecedented access to private papers, diaries, letters, and countless interviews with figures ranging from Felicity Kendal to John Boorman and Trevor Nunn to Steven Spielberg, Hermione Lee builds a metiucously researched portrait of one of the greatest playwrights. Drawing on several years of long, exploratory conversations with Stoppard himself, it tracks his Czech origins and childhood in India to every school and home he’s ever lived in, every piece of writing he’s ever done, and every play and film he’s ever worked on; but in the end this is the story of a complex, elusive and private man, which tells you an enormous amount about him but leaves you, also, with the fascinating mystery of his unknowability.

Published 1st October 2020 – Pre-order Now.

ISBN 9780571314430

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The key book for all time on Tom Stoppard – a biography of one of our greatest living playwrights by one of our leading literary biographers, Hermione Lee.

With unprecedented access to private papers, diaries, letters, and countless interviews with figures ranging from Felicity Kendal to John Boorman and Trevor Nunn to Steven Spielberg, Hermione Lee builds a metiucously researched portrait of one of the greatest playwrights. Drawing on several years of long, exploratory conversations with Stoppard himself, it tracks his Czech origins and childhood in India to every school and home he’s ever lived in, every piece of writing he’s ever done, and every play and film he’s ever worked on; but in the end this is the story of a complex, elusive and private man, which tells you an enormous amount about him but leaves you, also, with the fascinating mystery of his unknowability.

Published 1st October 2020 – Pre-order Now.

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Weight 0.7 kg
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