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Paul Scott : a life

Author: Hilary Spurling
Publisher: London : Hutchinson, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shortly before his death in 1978, Paul Scott won the Booker Prize for Fiction. In this biography, the author explores Scott's family background in North London, his war years in India and the Far  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spurling, Hilary.
Paul Scott.
London : Hutchinson, 1990
(OCoLC)555198062
Named Person: Paul Scott; Paul Scott; Paul Scott
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Spurling
ISBN: 0091739845 9780091739843
OCLC Number: 22004033
Description: x, 438 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgements --
Part One 1920-1943: The Poet in him 1. Half close your eyes here and you're in Maypore --
2. Slow dreamy boats of recollection and swift thrusting boats of ambition --
3. Muse on the warpath --
4. A twin who could be cruel as well as kind --
5. The same mirror but a different reflection --
Part Two 1943-1964: The young executive 6. Falling in love with India --
7. Down the drains of destiny --
8. A prince among agents --
9. Something of Micawber --
10. A long straight look in the mirror --
Part Three 1964-1978: Defeat into victory 11. Passage to India --
12. The end of the party and the beginning of the washing up --
13. The thick boot of envy and the leg-iron of contempt --
14. An elephant serenely pacing --
15. The tale is like a looking glass --
Notes --
Paul Scott's Works --
Index --
Illustration Acknowledgements.
Responsibility: Hilary Spurling.

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