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Aubrey's Brief Lives

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"I love John Aubrey's Brief Lives because they are funny - full of gaps, anecdotes and profundities all mixed up, as lives are" (Rosemary Hill Guardian)

"I was hooked. Rapier-sharp, elegantly phrased, and without a dull or wasted word" (Christina Hardyment Independent)

"You can almost smell and taste 17th-century England" (Tim Flannery Guardian)

"These aren’t po-faced accounts: the joy of Brief Lives is its irreverence... [Aubrey] never kept a diary or account of his days and so the biographer Ruth Scurr, who has written the introduction to this new edition, wrote one for him. John Aubrey: My Own Life was published last year; read the books side-by-side" (The Times)

"These vivid and entertaining sketches justify Ruth Scurr's claim that Aubrey was "one of the finest English prose-writers there has ever been"" (Scotsman)

Item details

Author(s):
Aubrey, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0436129507
ISBN-13:
9780436129506
Publisher:
Secker & Warburg

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"I love John Aubrey's Brief Lives because they are funny - full of gaps, anecdotes and profundities all mixed up, as lives are" (Rosemary Hill Guardian)

"I was hooked. Rapier-sharp, elegantly phrased, and without a dull or wasted word" (Christina Hardyment Independent)

"You can almost smell and taste 17th-century England" (Tim Flannery Guardian)

"These aren’t po-faced accounts: the joy of Brief Lives is its irreverence... [Aubrey] never kept a diary or account of his days and so the biographer Ruth Scurr, who has written the introduction to this new edition, wrote one for him. John Aubrey: My Own Life was published last year; read the books side-by-side" (The Times)

"These vivid and entertaining sketches justify Ruth Scurr's claim that Aubrey was "one of the finest English prose-writers there has ever been"" (Scotsman)

Author(s):
Aubrey, John
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0436129507
ISBN-13:
9780436129506
Publisher:
Secker & Warburg

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