Humphrey Carpenter (Estate of)

A brilliant and multi-talented author, Humphrey was also a glorious musician and impresario. His Mr Majeika stories enchanted a generation of children.  Benjamin Britten won the Philharmonic Society Prize.  He won the Duff Cooper Award for Ezra Pound: A Serious Character.  His biographies of Spike Milligan and of Dennis Potter were both bestsellers. Weidenfeld published That Was Satire, That Was, his widely-reviewed study of the Sixties satirists. Penguin published Angry Young Men, about the 50’s/60’s playwrights.  He had just delivered The Seven Lives of John Murray when he died on January 4th 2005.

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