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Fanny Burney : the Mother of English Fiction

Nigel Nicolson

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Biography: historical, political & military

As the author of "Evelina" and "Cecilia", both of which created new dimensions for the novel, Fanny Burney is as well remembered for her memoirs of Johnson, her mastectomy and her account of the Battle of Waterloo. This portrait of Burney paints a picture of this forward-looking woman.

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Nigel Nicolson

Nigel Nicolson is the son of the politician, diarist and biographer Harold Nicolson and the poet and writer Vita Sackville-West. The family were close friends with Virginia and Leonard Woolf. Nicolson was the co-founder of Weidenfeld and Nicolson, was a Conservative MP in the 1950s and is the author of fifteen previous books.

Previous titles:
Harold Nicolson Diaries (Bfmt Nov 05);
Virginia Woolf (Lives Series);
Kent;
Mary Curzon;
Long Life: Memoirs;
World of Jane Austen;
Portrait of a Marriage;
Vita and Harold

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