The Fatal Englishman

... his needs taken care of by a local man: 'My servant is a hunchback, and very quick and good tempered. We eat blackberries like golf-balls and fish that are still flapping about when they are served. By night 72 THE FATAL ENGLISHMAN.

The Fatal Englishman

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Flawless... Poetic... Superbly portrayed... [Faulks's] feat of imagination...is phenomenal' Daily Telegraph Christopher Wood, a beautiful young Englishman, decided to be the greatest painter the world had seen. He went to Paris in 1921. By day he studied, by night he attended the parties of the beau monde. He knew Picasso, worked for Diaghilev and was a friend of Cocteau. In the last months of his 29-year life, he fought a ravening opium addiction to succeed in claiming a place in history of English painting. Richard Hilary, confident, handsome and unprincipled, flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain before being shot down and horribly burned. He underwent several operations by the legendary plastic surgeon, A H McIndoe. His account of his experiences, The Last Enemy, made him famous, but not happy. He begged to be allowed to return to flying, and died mysteriously in a night training operation, aged 23. Jeremy Wolfenden was born in 1936, the son of Jack, later Lord Wolfenden. Charming, generous and witty, he was the cleverest Englishman of his generation, but left All Souls to become a hack reporter. At the height of the Cold War, he was sent to Moscow where his louche private life made him the plaything of the intelligence services. A terrifying sequence of events ended in Washington where he died at the age of 31. 'Faulk's most intriguing fictional offering... Moving...engaging...poignant' Independent on Sunday

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The Fatal Englishman
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Sebastian Faulks
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-26 - Publisher: Random House

**THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** 'Flawless... Poetic... Superbly portrayed... [Faulks's] feat of imagination...is phenomenal' Daily Telegraph Christopher Wood, a beautiful young Englishman, decided to be the greatest painter the world had seen. He went to Paris in 1921. By day he studied, by night he attended the parties of the beau
The Fatal Englishman
Language: en
Pages: 309
Authors: Sebastian Faulks
Categories: Air pilots
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Random House UK

Biographies of Christopher Wood, Richard Hillary and Jeremy Wolfenden.
Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Sebastian Faulks
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03 - Publisher: Turtleback Books

Books about Fatal Englishman: Three Short Lives
The Flyer
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Martin Francis
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-27 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The first scholarly study of the men of the RAF and British culture during the war, The Flyer examines the lives of these men and their popular representation in literary and cinematic texts. It illuminates broader issues of gender, class, race, emotional life, and the creation of a national myth
Charlotte Gray
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Sebastian Faulks
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-03 - Publisher: Vintage

Faulks's first novel since the extraordinary success of Birdsong is written with the same passion, power and breadth of vision. Set in England and France during the darkest days of World War II, Charlotte Gray, like Birdsong, depicts a complex love affair that is both shaped and thwarted by war.