The week in books: Why bookshops are killing life writing

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Michael Holroyd laments the low priority given to anything but celebrity biography by booksellers...

Patrick French, the biographer of VS Naipaul, told me a poignant story the other day. He was going round a bookshop looking for the paperback of his biography of the explorer Francis Younghusband. Eventually he came across it. Younghusband, that great adventurer, had found his way into a section of the shop devoted to marriage and parenting....

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