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Basil Street Blues

A Memoir

by Holroyd, Michael.

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7453802M
ISBN 100393321746
ISBN 109780393321746

  Holroyd calls "Basil Street Blues" a "vicarious autobiography." Starting with his parents and tracing his family back into the 19th century, he tries to explain who he is by turning the biographer. Basil Street Blues By MICHAEL HOLROYD W. W. Norton & Company. Read the Review. Two Types of This book is not simply a search for facts, but for echoes and associations, signs and images, the recovery of a lost narrative and a sense of continuity: things I seem to miss and believe I never had.

"Basin Street Blues" is a song often performed by Dixieland jazz bands, written by Spencer Williams in and recorded that year by Louis Armstrong. The verse with the lyric "Won't you come along with me / To the Mississippi " was later added by Glenn Miller and Jack Teagarden. Holroyd has written perhaps his best book yet."-Ben Macintyre, New York Times Book ReviewRenowned biographer Michael Holroyd, ISBN Buy the Basil Street Blues: A Memoir ebook. This acclaimed book by Michael Holroyd is available at in several formats for your eReader.

Life and career. Holroyd was born in London, the son of Basil de Courcy Fraser Holroyd (a descendant of the great-great-grandfather of John Baker Holroyd, 1st Earl of Sheffield) and his wife, Ulla Knutsson-Hall.. He was educated at Eton College, though he has often claimed Maidenhead Public Library as his alma mater.. In he published his first book, a biography of the writer Hugh. Michael Holroyd - Basil Street Blues. Biographer Michael Holroyd reads his acclaimed book, a moving account of his own extraordinary family. Abridged in five parts by Elizabeth Bradbury.


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Read more. One person found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. Dombrowski. out of 5 stars The English ARE barmy!!. Reviewed in the United States on Ap Verified Purchase/5(15). On pagehe notes that what he can reveal "emerges more between the lines of my writing," and he gives us ample lines to read between.

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Basil Street blues. [Michael Holroyd] -- Michael Holroyd is a distinguished biographer, but was never interested in exploring his own family's history until his parents died in the s. This encouraged him to find out more about his. The Paperback of the Basil Street Blues: A Memoir by Michael Holroyd at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Holroyd has written perhaps his best book yet."—Ben Macintyre, New York Times Book Review. she pointed to the Basil Street Hotel with a similar laugh before turning into Sloane Street.

I was largely brought up in the Pages: Get this from a library. Basil Street blues. [Michael Holroyd] -- Towards the ends of Holroyd's parents lives he persuaded them to write their own stories and using the results, plus his own memories and researches, he has written this moving and self-revealing.

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Basil Street Blues is Holroyd’s first major work since Shaw, and it is immediately clear that he enjoys working on a smaller scale. What the book is, though, is hard to pin down. What the book. Michael Holroyd, Basil Street Blues. Well-known for his frank biographies of such controversial figures as Augustus John and Lytton Strachey, Holroyd teases out the story of his own distinctly problematic family in this delightful and original book.

Victoria Glendinning on Michael Holroyd, Basil Street Blues Michael Holroyd is the most distinguished biographer of his generation, chiefly on the strength of three monumental works – Lytton Strachey, Augustus John and Bernard Shaw, published between   Buy Basil Street Blues and Mosaic by Holroyd, Michael (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Media Reviews A subtle, courageous book SUNDAY TELEGRAPH [Holroyd] has written an original, unforgettable book DAILY TELEGRAPH Tense, fraught, uneasy, but mining that unease to poignant effect, Basil Street Blues is an extraordinary piece of work TLS I have no hesitation in awarding BASIL STREET BLUES the full five stars.

Basil Street Blues (), Mosaic (), and A Book of Secrets: Illegitimate Daughters, Absent Fathers () are volumes that blend memoir, family history, and stories about his biographical subjects. In Holroyd married the author Margaret Drabble.

He was created Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in and became a knight in   Eve Titus (–) wrote many books for children during her long career, including the Basil of Baker Street books and the Anatole series. Paul Galdone (–) illustrated hundreds of children’s books, including the Basil of Baker Street series and the Anatole books, which received Caldecott Honors.5/5(3).

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The distinguished biographer of Lytton Strachey and Bernard Shaw turns his trained eye on his kin in a thoughtful work that is as much a meditation on the nature of Free shipping over $Author: Michael Holroyd.

‘Basil Street Blues’ by Michael Holroyd. Posted on J | Leave a comment. He is a good observer, but gives little of himself away. I got to the end of the book and felt as if he had been deliberately deflecting attention away from himself.

What he did capture brilliantly, however, was the decline of a formerly upper-middle (if.