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    Free Press 2007; US$ 32.99

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    Orion 2011; Not Available

    Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognised the world over, for decades he was overshadowed by his creation, Sherlock Holmes - one of literature's most enduring characters. Conan Doyle was a man of many contradictions. Romantic, energetic, idealistic and upstanding, he could also be selfish and foolhardy. Lycett assembles the many threads... more...

  • Conan Doyleby Andrew Lycett

    Orion 2011; US$ 21.32

    Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognised the world over, for decades he was overshadowed by his creation, Sherlock Holmes - one of literature's most enduring characters. Conan Doyle was a man of many contradictions. Romantic, energetic, idealistic and upstanding, he could also be selfish and foolhardy. Lycett assembles the many threads... more...

  • Ian Flemingby Andrew Lycett

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond. Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part... more...

  • Ian Flemingby Andrew Lycett

    Orion 2012; US$ 14.21

    Ian Fleming's life was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation, James Bond. Andrew Lycett's direct access to Fleming's family, friends and contemporaries has enabled him to reveal the truth behind the complicated facade of this enigmatic and remarkable man. With an extraordinary cast of characters, this is biography at is best - part... more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Andrew Lycett

    Overlook 2005; US$ 16.99

    Time "Lycett is balances and fair-minded . . . [and] provides us with a portrait of a man to whom creating poetry was as natural as drawing breath . . . solid research, skillful organization and colorful anecdote." ?Los Angeles Times "Lycett peels back new layers of the life of a great poet." ?San Antonio Express-News "Hail the rock 'n' rill poet... more...

  • Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensationby Andrew Lycett

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.98

    The definitive biography of Wilkie Collins: the Victorian novelist, playwright, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White , who lived a life of sensation. Wilkie Collins, author of The Moonstone and The Woman in White, was the master of the Victorian sensation novel, but he also had a complex private life that could have... more...

  • Ian Flemingby Andrew Lycett

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 30.99

    We all know who James Bond is, but how many of us know much about his creator, Ian Fleming, a master of espionage and thrillers? In this full-length biography, author Andrew Lycett tells the story of Ian Fleming's life proving that it was just as dramatic as that of his fictional creation. Educated at Eaton and Sandhurst, he joined Naval Intelligence... more...

  • Conan Doyleby Andrew Lycett

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; Not Available

    Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's name is recognised the world over, for decades he was overshadowed by his creation, Sherlock Holmes - one of literature's most enduring characters. Conan Doyle was a man of many contradictions. Romantic, energetic, idealistic and upstanding, he could also be selfish and foolhardy. Lycett assembles the many threads... more...

  • Dylan Thomasby Andrew Lycett

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    Dylan Thomas was a romantic and controversial figure; a poet who lived to excess and died young. An inventive genius with a gift for both lyrical phrases and impish humour, he also wrote for films and radio, and was renowned for his stage performances. He became the first literary star in the age of popular culture - a favourite of both T.S. Eliot... more...