Bought 19 Mar 2007 – Oxfam books in Harborne

A wonderful, absorbing, 1200 pages about this fascinating and strange character from the edge of Bloomsbury. He crops up in all the works about the others, so I’d been looking for this for a while. Holroyd is one of my favourite biographers – always erudite, meaningful, readable, fun and never boring. He does very well here and really gets to grip with the character, and explains the other people in the story in enough detail for you to remember who they are, without going over the detail again and again.

A masterful work.