Being a Burgess freak, I’d be remiss if I didn’t point to Jenny D’s enchanting summation of the Anthony Burgess biography authored by Andrew Biswell (as yet unavailable in the States and as yet now beckoning hard for an Amazon UK purchase, along with Richard Gwyn’s second novel). Jenny’s inspiration comes from this fascinating article, which describes how a failed author named John Burgess Wilson went to Malyasia and became Anthony Burgess.
Not available in the US? Amazon seems to have it.
Fair enough, but that’s from Macmillian UK. Tried to order it last time that way and it was “unavailable.” But maybe the paperback will be the charm. Thanks for the heads up!