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Ruth Scurr
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Ruth Scurr is an historian, biographer and literary critic. She teaches history and politics at Cambridge University, where she is a Lecturer and Fellow of Gonville & Caius College. Her first book, Fatal Purity: Robespierre and the French Revolution won the Franco-British Society Literary Prize, was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and was listed among the 100 Best Books of the Decade in The Times. She reviews regularly for the Times Literary Supplement, The Telegraph and the Wall Street Journal.

Books by Ruth Scurr

John Aubrey

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2015 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD

The autobiography that John Aubrey never wrote. Discover the perfect seventeenth-century English gentleman in his own words.

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Fatal Purity

How idealism turned to blood: a powerful new portrait of the most enigmatic politician of all times, and a vivid re-reading of the turbulent French Revolution itself.

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