Brief Lives
by Patrick Garland

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June 2010

 

 

A Comic memoir by Patrick Garland

Adapted from the writings of John Aubrey

Brief Lives is a collection of short biographies written by John Aubrey in the last decades of the seventeenth century. It has been loved for generations for its colorful gossipy tone and for the glimpses it provides of the unofficial sides of its subjects. Aubrey's use of informants and his eye for the unusual provides much more vivid pictures than a biography based on documents could. He is frank but never malicious.

For more information about John Aubrey including a video introduction to Brief Lives, click here.

 

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