Frances Lincoln 2011
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Mark Girouard is the author of many acclaimed books on architectural history. This is something different: a discursive exploration of his spare-time interests. In twelve wide-ranging, often amusing essays, he brings to light little-known facts and corrects popular fallacies, asking whether Oscar Wilde was really down and out in Paris, and what turned PG Wodehouse from a hack into a genius. Three further pieces explore his own colourful family history.