Maurice Bowra: A life by Leslie Mitchell

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July-August 2009, no. 313

Maurice Bowra: A life by Leslie Mitchell

Oxford University Press, $85 hb, 385 pp

Maurice Bowra: A life by Leslie Mitchell

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July-August 2009, no. 313

Sir Maurice Bowra, renowned as the most lively and learned don in Britain, if not in all Europe, reigned supreme as Warden of Wadham College Oxford for more than three decades until his retirement in 1970. This long-expected biography, diligently researched for many years by the late Michael Davie, London-based author, journalist, and former editor of the Melbourne Age, has now been expertly completed by Oxford historian Leslie Mitchell, who writes with the ease and authority of a biographer thoroughly acquainted with his subject and the College over which he long presided: though not, perhaps, with the sharply quizzical eye that Davie, working outside that golden circle, might have trained on both.

Ian Donaldson reviews 'Maurice Bowra: A life' by Leslie Mitchell

Maurice Bowra: A life

by Leslie Mitchell

Oxford University Press, $85 hb, 385 pp

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