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Author: Bevis Hillier
Price: 9.00 including postage and packing within the UK. Overseas postage extra.
Edition: First Thus.
Publishers: John Murray United Kingdom 2006
Soft cover in good condition no dust-wrapper.
Description: No D/J (soft cover) The book is in good used condition. John Betjeman was the best-loved English poet since Tennyson and became an institution - a 'teddy bear of the nation'. This biography takes the reader from Bentjeman's troubled childhood in North London, through his blossoming at Oxford; a gay fling with W H Auden; a clandestine marriage to a field marshal's daughter; pranks as a film critic; wartime service and probable espionage in Ireland, to the glory days of his later years when his collected poems became a runaway bestseller. This book is a distillation of Bevis Hillier's three-volume biography, authorized by Betjeman himself. You will receive the book seen in the image. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall ISBN 0719564433
Book Reference: MC1916

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