About this book
Paperback edition of this bestselling title that looks at the lives of three exceptionally talented men, each of whom died at an early age. The first is Christopher Wood, who went to Paris in 1921 and secured himself a place in the history of English painting. Next is Richard Hilary, a young man who flew Spitfires but was shot down and horribly burned. After surgery he continued to fly and died in a mysterious accident. Finally, Jeremy Wolfenden, the son of Lord Wolfenden, who, as a hack reporter, died after in a terrifying sequence of events. "It is difficult to end this readable, sympathetic and consistently fascinating book" "Independent". From the author of
Christopher Wood, a young Englishman, decided to be the greatest painter the world had seen. Richard Hilary, confident, handsome and unprincipled, flew Spitfires in the Battle of Britain before being shot down and horribly burned. Jeremy Wolfenden was born in 1936, the son of Jack, later Lord Wolfenden. This work talks about these three people.