Basil Street Blues A Memoir: A Memoir by Michael HolroydBasil Street Blues A Memoir: A Memoir by Michael Holroyd

Basil Street Blues A Memoir: A Memoir

byMichael Holroyd

Paperback | May 31, 2001

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Renowned Biographer Michael Holroyd had always assumed that his own family was perfectly English, or at least perfectly ordinary. But an investigation into the Holroyd past -- guided by old photograph albums, crumbling documents, and his parents' wildly divergent accounts of their lives -- gradually yields clues to a constellation of startling events and eccentric characters: a slow decline from English nobility on one side, a dramatic Scandinavian ancestry on the other. Fires, suicides, bankruptcies, divorces, unconsummated longings, and the rumor of an Indian tea fortune permeate this wry, candid memoir.
Michael Holroyd has written acclaimed biographies of Lytton Strachey, Augustus John, & Bernard Shaw. He lives in London & Somerset, England.
Title:Basil Street Blues A Memoir: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 31, 2001Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393321746

ISBN - 13:9780393321746