Young Betjeman opens Bevis Hillier's biographical trilogy of John Betjeman. It was first published in 1988 and has been reissued to accompany John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love, which deals with the poet at the peak of his success.
John Betjeman was without question the most popular poet of the twentieth century and his poems have been bought and read by millions. He opened eyes to what before him had seemed ordinary, but is now unforgettable. There is no poet remotely like him and this first volume of Bevis Hillier's authoritative biography grants an exceptional insight to the life and times of the nation's best loved poet.
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'Mr Hillier spent 10 years researching this volume and the detail is minute, but it doesn't clutter the picture, enhances it rather' -- The Daily Telegraph 20030713 'A classic biography' -- Sunday Times 20030713
About Bevis Hillier
Bevis Hillier is also the author of John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love, the compiler of John Betjeman: A Life in Pictures ('a heavenly book' A L Rowse), and the editor of Betjeman's Uncollected Poems. Betjeman himself appointed Hillier as his biographer. Patrick Taylor-Martin wrote: 'It is impossible to imagine the task done by anyone more intelligent, industrious or sympathetic.'
Young Betjeman by Bevis Hillier
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