Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense review – honey and heartbreak

Published: 24/09/2017
Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense review – honey and heartbreak
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Jenny Uglow’s moving biography of Edward Lear reveals a tortured, unfulfilled soul for whom nonsense was a necessity If ever there was an English national literary treasure, he must be Edward Lear. In polls, including a recent one for National Poetry Day, The Owl and the Pussycat is often voted our favourite poem. Anyone who has ever doodled a limerick, of any tone or topic, pays homage to his gen

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