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Aldous Huxley

ALDOUS HUXLEY An English Intellectual Published in 2002. The first full biography since Sybille Bedford’s official life 30 years earlier, it incorporated much new material.  It is now considered to be the standard life...

A Short Book About Love

A SHORT BOOK ABOUT LOVE An original and playful exploration of the idea of love, published by Seren in 2001 and described by The Independent on Sunday as ‘profound, warm and witty’. ‘this multi-faceted...

The Life of Andrew Marvell

THE LIFE OF ANDREW MARVELL A biography of the seventeenth century poet and politician, Andrew Marvell, published in 1999 by Little, Brown. ‘Nicholas Murray persuasively conveys the perpetual alertness of the man and his...

After Arnold

AFTER ARNOLD This is the published text of Nicholas Murray’s British Library Centre for the Book Fellowship Lecture.  He has written several polemical articles about culture and the current state of UK publishing.

The Life of Matthew Arnold

THE LIFE OF MATTHEW ARNOLD The author’s second book, published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1996 was a life of the Victorian poet and critic Matthew Arnold. A New York Times Notable Book of...

Bruce Chatwin

BRUCE CHATWIN Published by Seren in 1996 this was the first book on the writer (and the authors first book) and was published in the Borderlines series  of books on writers who have a...

The Red Sweet Wine of Youth

THE RED SWEET WINE OF YOUTH The poetry that emerged from the trenches of the First World War is a remarkable body of work, at once political manifesto and literary beacon for the twentieth...

Real Bloomsbury

REAL BLOOMSBURY In this very personal but thoroughly researched journey through today’s Bloomsbury, I find past and present existing on easy terms in a unique area of Central London. Backpackers and tourists jostle with...

Get Real!

GET REAL! On 12th May 2010, six days after the British general election had resulted in no party having an overall majority, David Cameron and Nick Clegg, leaders respectively of the Conservative and Liberal...

The Narrators

THE NARRATORS My second collection of poems The Narrators was published in 2006 by Rack Press. ‘The moments of real style that his clear sense of internal rhythm and strong feeling for the well-honed...

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