By Daphne du Maurier
Many debts of the lifetime of Francis Bacon were written for students. yet du Maurier's target during this biography used to be to light up the numerous aspects of Bacon's striking character for the typical reader. To her booklet she introduced a similar presents of mind's eye and notion that made her previous biography, Golden Lads, so immensely readable, skillfully threading into her narrative extracts from modern files and from Bacon's personal writings, and environment her account of his existence inside a shiny modern framework.
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The Winding Stair: Francis Bacon, His Rise and Fall by Daphne du Maurier