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Selina Hastings
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Selina Hastings worked at the Daily Telegraph before becoming the literary editor for Harpers & Queen. She is the author of Nancy Mitford: A Biography; Rosamond Lehmann; Evelyn Waugh: A Biography, which won the Marsh Biography Award; and The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, she has been a judge of the Booker, Whitbread, British Academy, Ondaatje, and Duff Cooper prizes, and of the UK Biographers’ Award.

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Nancy Mitford

Written by Selina Hastings


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $16.95

Nancy Mitford’s life was as glamorous and as dramatic as her most famous novels, The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate.

Mitford was witty, intelligent, often acerbic, a great tease, and an acute observer of upper-class English idiosyncrasies. With the publication of her comic novels, based in part on... Read more >
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Nancy Mitford

Written by Selina Hastings


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 3, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
A Biography
Written by Selina Hastings


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $19.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham
A Biography
Written by Selina Hastings


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $35.00

Finalist, 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography
(winner to be announced March 10th, 2011)

He was a brilliant teller of tales, one of the most widely read authors of the twentieth century, and at one time the most famous writer in the world, yet W. Somerset Maugham’s own true story has... Read more >
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