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John Fowles: A Life in Two Worlds

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SAM GOLDWYN NOTABLY remarked: ‘Folks shouldn’t write autobiographies until they are dead.’ He might have added: ‘Folks shouldn’t write biographies until their subjects are dead.’ If, in addition, the biographer has not merely been a friend of the been the subject’s choice for the task, then the odds on an absolutely truthful, and therefore worthwhile, biography are even longer.

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