'Brilliant... A most enjoyable and skilful biography' - A. N. Wilson
D.J. Taylor was born in Norwich in 1960. He is a novelist, critic and an acclaimed biographer. His Orwell- The Life won the Whitbread Biography Prize for 2003. His most recent books are Kept- A Victorian Mystery (a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year), On the Corinthian Spirit- The Decline of Amateurism in Sport, Bright Young People- The Rise and Fall of a Generation 1918-1940 and Ask Alice. He is married to the novelist Rachel Hore, has three children and lives in Norwich.
"An accomplished, responsible, imaginative reconstruction of life, and of a life. Thackeray has come home" -- Victoria Glendinning * Spectator * "Wonderful... An outstanding biography. It is unlikely there will be a better one for years to come" -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday * "A compelling biography... Taylor succeeds always in evoking a rich sense of context...without losing the narrative momentum" -- Michael Slater * New Statesman * "A richly detailed book... Taylor writes with verve and affection and is shrewdly perceptive" -- John Carey * Sunday Times * "Outstanding... On every page there is evidence of a formidable critical and imaginative intelligence at work... A splendid book" -- Frank McLynn * Evening Standard *