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Portrait Of a Genius

MY VERY GOOD FRIEND BERT LAWRENCE is a highly personal appraisal of D.H.Lawrence, the greatest English writer of the twentieth century. Marquis’s lifelong interest in Lawrence began when he was sent, as a young reporter on the Nottingham morning paper, The Guardian Journal, to interview the author’s schoolfriends in his birthplace, the mining town of Eastwood. He was shocked by the hostility he encountered, and hoped his article would help restore Lawrence’s name among his own people. One reader said: ‘This book brings alive D.H.Lawrence in a way no other biography has managed, exposing the author’s foibles as well as his merits.’

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