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John Batchelor

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John Batchelor has recently retired from the University of Newcastle and is now Emeritus Professor there. Formerly Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature at Newcastle, he was also a visiting Professor of the University of Lancaster and previously a Fellow of New College Oxford. His books include biographies of Joseph Conrad and John Ruskin, monographs on the work of Virginia Woolf and H.G. Wells, and a study of the Edwardian novel. His most recent book, Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, is a lively biography of Pauline Trevelyan who established a salon of the arts in Wallington, Northumberland.

Books by John Batchelor


An enthralling new biography of Lord Alfred Tennyson: the major poet of his age, and the Queen's Laureate from 1850 until his death in 1892.

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Lady Trevelyan and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Fascinating new take on Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelites, seen through the life of Pauline Trevelyan (1816-1866), who used her own brains and her husband's money to promote the careers of the finest painters and writers of High Victorian cultural life.

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