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Lost Girls: Love, War and Literature 1939-1951 (2019)

Barbara, Sonia, Lys and Janetta – four bohemian women who cut a swathe through war-time literary London.

 

‘An exploratory and sometimes eye-popping slice of social history…You should not deny yourself the pleasure of reading it’.

 

          John Carey, Sunday Times

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‘Because of D.J. Taylor’s vivid and affecting biography, the “lost girls” will never be lost again’.

                                               

          Dwight Garner, Washington Post

On Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Biography (2019)

The story of how George Orwell came to write his great masterpiece, and its effect on the world he left behind him.

 

                     

              ‘A lively, concise, engaging biography of a novel’ 

 

                 Kirkus Reviews

Rock and Roll is Life: The True Story of the Helium Kids by One Who Was There (2018)

The Helium Kids appeared on Top of the Pops on 27 separate occasions, released five Billboard-certified platinum albums and were nearly, but not quite, as big as the Beatles. In this bittersweet novel, their publicist looks back.

‘In D.J. Taylor [the music industry] finds a writer closer to Balzac than it may even deserve’.

 

 Sean O’Brien, Times Literary Supplement

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‘The list of truly great music-based novels might be a short one, but with the addition of Rock and Roll is Life it just got slightly longer’ 

 

           Ashley Norris, Shindig

The New Book of Snobs: A Definitive Guide to Modern Snobbery (2016)

Modern manners pitilessly exposed.

‘Thoughtful, entertaining and enjoyable…Taylor has a shrewd eye for the ways in which snobbery evolves over time.’  - 

 

 Michael Gove,The Times

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          ‘Hugely enjoyable’ 

           A.N. Wilson, Sunday Times

The Prose Factory: Literary Life in England Since 1918 (2016)

‘As long as books as elegantly written, defiantly intelligent, scrupulously researched and richly enjoyable as this are being published, the future is much brighter than hosts of gloomy cultural soothsayers would have us believe.’

                                     

John Preston, Mail on Sunday

 

‘…a deeply enjoyable read’  

                                     

Terry Eagleton, London Review of Books

‘The sheer vitality of Taylor’s engagement with books, and not always the most fashionable books, is infectious. As we read his perceptive portraits and crisp judgements, we can’t help feeling that such writing meets a need that is not going to go away any time soon.’ 

                                               

           Stefan Collini, The Guardian

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