This is a splendid biography of a wonderful writer. Nigel Jones manages to critique and contextualise all of Patrick Hamilton's works whilst also providing a well written account of his life. To one degree or another all of Patrick Hamilton's work is based on his tortured life - sometimes to an extraordinary degree. Nigel Jones skilfully weaves all these biographical strands to help explain one of the most complex, interesting and enduring twentieth century English writers.
Essential reading for anyone interested in Patrick Hamilton.