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  • ENGLISH

    Language
  • 400

    Pages
  • 9780330440097

    ISBN
  • 129 mm

    Width
  • 198 mm

    Height
  • 442 gram

    Weight
  • PAPERBACK

    Binding
  • 3 APRIL 2009

    Publish Date
  • 28 mm

    Spine Width

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    Researched with the full cooperation of its subject, this biography begins with Naipauls upbringing in Trinidad, describes how his ambition took him to England, and looks at the factors that have made Naipaul one of the leading writers of his generation. Paperback , 554 pages Published December 1st 2009 by Picador USA (first published January 1st 2008)

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    Patrick French

    Patrick French (born 1966) is a British writer and historian, based in London. He was educated at the University of Edinburgh where he studied English and American literature.

    French is the author of several books including : Younghusband: The Last Great Imperial Adventurer (1994), a biography of Francis Younghusband, The World Is What It Is (2008), an authorized biography of Nobel Laureate V.S Naipaul which won the National Book Critics Circle Award in the United States of America, and India: A Portrait. An intimate biography of 1.2 billion people.(2010)

    During the 1992 general election, French was a Green Party candidate for Parliament. He has sat on the executive committee of the Tibet Support Group UK, and was a founding member of the inter-governmental India-UK Round Table.

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