Iris Murdoch was the author of twenty-six bestselling vels. Her many love affairs, her war-work with UNRRA, her move from early communism to Thatcherism, her later life as a secular saint, her sad decline from Alzheimer's - all these events are detailed in this accessible chrological account of a world-famous and much loved British writer.
VALERIE PURTON is a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. She is the author of A Coleridge Chronology (1993) and (with Christopher Sturman) of Poems by Two Brothers (1993). She has also edited Dickens's Dombey and Son (1996) and Landscape and Friendship (2000).