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Iris Murdoch As I Knew Her
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  • Published: 3 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099723103
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

Iris Murdoch As I Knew Her


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'A brantub of scandal and a comic masterpiece'John Carey, 'Books of the Year', Daily Telegraph

A brilliant, controversial and insightful biography. Fifteen years ago, Iris Murdoch asked A. N. Wilson to be her biographer. This book is a tribute to the novelist he knew for thirty years. This is not Iris Murdoch the Alzheimer's patient, but Iris Murdoch the witty conversationalist, the emotional chaotic and, above all, the writer. Both sad and farcical, this completely personal attempt to set the record straight gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and professional philosopher, and will cause amusement as it ruffles feathers.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2005
  • ISBN: 9780099723103
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

A.N. Wilson

A.N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is an award-winning biographer and a celebrated novelist, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in North London.

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Praise for Iris Murdoch As I Knew Her

“Brilliant, mischievous and wholly accurate account”

Roger Lewis, Spectator

“This Iris, formerly portrayed - even betrayed - as messy on the household front and ultimately doddery, is humorous, intellectual, sexual and fantastical”

Beryl Bainbridge, Observer

“Passionate, sympathetic and extraordinarily funny... This is far from a conventional biography... and it is all the more enjoyable and insightful for that”

Hugh Massingberd, Mail on Sunday

“A brantub of scandal and a comic masterpiece”

John Carey, Daily Telegraph


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