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Philip Hensher

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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
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Philip Hensher recommends
An Inventory of Heaven (2012)
Jane Feaver
"This is a unique voice."
Lazarus Is Dead (2011)
(Messiahs Trilogy, book 1)
Richard Beard
"Richard Beard is 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."

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Books containing stories by Philip Hensher
Why Willows Weep (2011)
Contemporary Tales from the Woods
edited by
Tracy Chevalier and Simon Prosser

Booker Prize Best Novel nominee (2008) : The Northern Clemency

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