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Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch - John Bayley

Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1998, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

4th Impression. [First Edition: Same Year] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “If there was ever a marriage made in heaven, it is the marriage between Dame Iris Murdoch, philosopher and novelist, and John Bayley, Professor of English, literary critic, and most recently a novelist himself. As teachers and writers the couple have exercised a great and often a joint influence in university circles and in the world of letters.

Their life together was cruelly interrupted when it became clear that Dame Iris was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, paralysing for a thinker and writer of such creative distinction.

In this frank and sometimes unbearably moving memoir John Bayley remembers the history of their marriage and tells how they have so far coped with a disorder whose origins are still mysterious.”


Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 189 pages.
£7.50