A House in St John's Wood
By Matthew Spender
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An intimate portrait of Stephen Spender's extraordinary life written by Matthew Spender, shifting between memoir and biography, with new insights drawn from personal recollections
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A House in St John's Wood
William Collins
27 August 2015
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'It's hard to overstate how bravely honest Matthew Spender's book is ... brilliantly paced ... the book also matters in its own right for its insight into how we are all shaped by the strangeness of t...
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Author Biography

Matthew Spender is a British painter and sculptor who has worked for most of his life in Italy. He is the author of two books: 'Within Tuscany: Reflections on a Time and Place', and 'From a High Place: a Life of Arshile Gorky'; and the editor of: 'Il diario di Sintra', based on a diary written by Stephen Spender and Christopher Isherwood in Portugal in 1936; 'Goats on the Roof', a collection of documents and correspondence about the life of Arshile Gorky; and the forthcoming Francis Bacon, an introduction to Bacon's ideas on art.