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- DescriptionSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD. This is the autobiography that John Aubrey never wrote. You may t kw his name. Aubrey was a modest man, a gentleman-scholar who cared far more for the preservation of history than for his own legacy. But he was a passionate collector, an early archaeologist and the inventor of modern biography. With all the wit, charm and originality that characterises her subject, Ruth Scurr has seamlessly stitched together John Aubrey's own words to tell his life story and a captivating history of seventeenth-century England unlike any other. A game-changer in the world of biography . (Mary Beard). Ingenious . (Hilary Mantel). Irresistible . (Philip Pullman).
- Author BiographyRuth Scurr is an historian, biographer and literary critic. She teaches history and politics at Cambridge University, where she is a Lecturer and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College. Her first book, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution won the Franco-British Society Literary Prize, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and was listed among the 100 Best Books of the Decade in The Times. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, The Telegraph and the Wall Street Journal.
- PrizesShortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Biography) 2016 and Costa Biography Award 2015.
- Author(s)Ruth Scurr
- PublisherVintage Publishing
- Date of Publication07/04/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note8
- Weight373 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine34 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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