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Betjeman

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Betjeman by A.N. Wilson is out in paperback at 14 euros.

One of the most controversial biographies of recent times tells the life story of a much loved public persona. Betjeman’s personal life was marked by contradictions, doubts and guilt. Wilson’s portrait of him is the first to draw on a vast archive of personal material, including hundreds of letters, written by his wife, about their turbulent life together.

A.N. Wilson is a respected biographer and historian and this book zeroes in on Betjeman’s struggles with his faith, which he places at the centre of his life and work, and on his family difficulties and he does so with imaginative sympathy.