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  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241585252
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $26.00

Dickens and Prince

A Particular Kind of Genius




In this joyous and illuminating book, the million-copy bestselling author brings together an unlikely pairing to explore the story of their creative genius

In Nick Hornby's completely joyous and original new book two great figures share the stage. Charles Dickens and Prince. Two wildly different artists who caught fire and lit up the world in ways no others could. Where did their magic come from? How did they work so hard and produce so much? How did they manage or give in to the restlessness and intensity of their creativity? How did they use it, and did it kill them? With wit, curiosity and deep admiration Nick Hornby traces their extraordinary lives - from their difficult beginnings to the women they fell for to their limitless energy for work, to their money and the movies - and brilliantly illuminates their very particular kind of genius.

  • Published: 1 November 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241585252
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $26.00

About the author

Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby was born in 1957. He is the author of five novels, High Fidelity, About a Boy, How To Be Good, A Long Way Down (shortlisted for the Whitbread Award) and Slam; three works of non-fiction, Fever Pitch (winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award), 31 Songs (shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and The Complete Polysyllabic Spree; and a Pocket Penguin book of short stories, Otherwise Pandemonium.

Nick Hornby lives and works in Highbury, north London.

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Praise for Dickens and Prince

Hornby is a writer who dares to be witty, intelligent and emotionally generous at once

New York Times on Just Like You

Hornby has put his finger on truths that have been unspoken for generations

Irish Times on Fever Pitch

Extremely cleverly observed

Mail on Sunday on High Fidelity

I love this. It's smart and funny and elegantly persuasive

Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, author of Becoming Dickens

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