A CELTIC TEMPERAMENT
Robertson Davies as Diarist

ROBERTSON DAVIES
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This first selection of the diaries of Robertson Davies (1913-95), Canada’s most distinguished man of letters, spans the years in which, in mid-life, he experienced both daunting failure and unexpected success. As a novelist, he gained worldwide fame for his three trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogyand The Cornish Trilogy. He called his diary-keeping ‘thoroughly selective and dishonest’, but in fact this volume is thoroughly disarming and engaging, as well as erudite, gossipy and extremely naughty.

. . . a real moralist with a crackling sense of humour. NEWSWEEK