<![CDATA[This is the story of Christopher Isherwood's parents - their meeting in 1895 marriage in 1903 after his father had returned from the Boer War and his father's death in an assault on Ypres in 1915 which left his mother a widow until her own death in 1960.
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY SIMON CALLOW<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> In 1939 as Europe approaches war Isherwood an instinctive pacifist travels west to California seeking a new set of beliefs to replace the failed Leftism of the thirties.
Alex Capus follows every step of Robert Louis Stevenson’s last years studying every clue left behind by the Scottish writer and reaching his own conclusion about the most dramatic turn in Stevenson’s life: his decision to settle in Samoa where the climate was poison for his already diseased lungs.
More than a biography this extraordinary book visits Maeve Binchy in the land of her birth which is the environment of her novels and in the company of the author and her fictional characters sets out to discover the emotional contours which defined her as a writer and person.
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