The Brideshead Generation

Humphrey Carpenter
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ISBN 9780571248339 Format Paperback
Published 22/01/2009 Length 550 pages

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'[The Brideshead Generation] has both style and substance, and is above all an enjoyable companion. It has a wildly amusing cast, here controlled by a skilful director.' Evening Standard

'Jovial and entertaining, full of the sort of stories that your friends will tell you if you don't read it before them.' Independent

'Carpenter has read widely and has collected an enormous fund of entertaining stories and facts.' Sunday Telegraph

'Hauntingly sad and wonderfully funny and by far the best thing Humphrey Carpenter has done.' Fiona MacCarthy, The Times

  • About Humphrey Carpenter

    Humphrey Carpenter was born and educated in Oxford, and attended the Dragon School and Keble College. He was a well-known biographer and children's writer, and worked previously as a producer at the BBC. He wrote biographies of J. R. R. Tolkien, W. H. Auden, Benjamin Britten, Ezra Pound, C. S. Lewis and Dennis Potter. Among his many books for children were the best-selling Mr Majeika series. He also wrote several plays for the theatre and radio. A keen musician, he was a member of a 1930s-style jazz band, Vile Bodies, which was resident at the Ritz Hotel in London for a number of years. He died in 2005.

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