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Philip Hensher

UK flag (b.1965)

Philip Hensher was born in south London, where he still lives. He was educated at Oxford and Cambridge, wehre his doctorate was an eighteenth-century English painting, and worked for six years as a clerk in the House of Commons.

Genres: Literary Fiction, General Fiction

Philip Hensher recommends
In the Place of Fallen Leaves (1993)
Tim Pears
"An engaging, well-written and original novel. Pears could write about doing the washing up and make it interesting."
Dry Bones (2004)
Richard Beard
"One of the most ingenious, resourceful and entertaining novelists in England."
So I Have Thought of You (2004)
Penelope Fitzgerald
"Of all the novelists in English of the last quarter-century, Penelope Fitzgerald has the most unarguable claim on greatness."
An Inventory of Heaven (2012)
Jane Feaver
"This is a unique voice."

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