Stuart: A Life Backwards

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The winner of the Guardian First Book Award that reinvented the biographic form.




One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.
The winner of the Guardian First Book Award that reinvented the biographic form.

One of the ten books - novels, memoirs and one very unusual biography - that make up our Matchbook Classics' series, a stunningly redesigned collection of some of the best loved titles on our backlist.

'Stuart: A Life Backwards' expanded the possibilities of what a biography could be: the stories it could tell, and how it could tell them. It is about a remarkable friendship between a reclusive writer ('a middle-class scum ponce, if you want to be honest about it, Alexander'), and Stuart Shorter, a thief, hostage-taker, psycho and street raconteur.

Told backwards - Stuart's idea - it starts with a deeply troubled thirty-two-year-old stepping out in front of the 11.15 train from London to King's Lynn, and ends with a 'happy-go-lucky little boy' of twelve. Compelling, humane and funny, it is as extraordinary and unexpected as the life it describes.
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Weight 0.310000
Author Masters, Alexander
Availability IP
Department Biography
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780008329723
Pages 304
Published 04/04/2019
Publisher HarperCollins
Section Biography
Series 4th Estate Matchbook Classics
Size Unfolded 198x129mm
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