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If George Eliot could vote

Eliot was a romantic conservative who would have preferred the dowdiness of the Majors to the smoothness of the Blairs. But Kathryn Hughes, her biographer, thinks Tony Booth would have swung her vote to New Labour
Kathryn Hughes  

Biography moves on

Literary biography has expanded to take up the space vacated by fiction. But Kathryn Hughes, currently working on a life of George Eliot, fears that the genre's ability to unite academic specialists and educated generalists is threatened
Kathryn Hughes