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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

By MJ Carter

Published Jan 2010

Winner of the Orwell Prize 2001 and The Royal Society of Literature Award 2001. When Anthony Blunt died in 1983 he was a man about whom almost anything could be – and was – said. Accused of everything from causing the death of Allied agents during the war to conspiring to suppress the reputation of British art, from blackmailing the Royal Family to paedophilia, he was a blank screen on which fantasy and delusion were projected. In her brilliantly insightful biography Miranda Carter strips away the layers of rumour and secrecy to reveal intellectual, political and sexual truths in the fullest and most complete account of his life ever published. The result is a revealing portrait of the man behind the myths and a vivid portrait of a human paradox. A compelling biography … Miranda Carter’s skill at scouring the different compartments of Blunt’s life is deeply impressive . Julian Barnes, New Yorker Immediately establishes her as one of Britain’s most promising young biographers … Admirable. The Times