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Secretive, arrogant and reckless: the young T.E. Lawrence began life as he meant to go on

A review of Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man, by Anthony Sattin. But don't expect this book to make sense of this enigmatic figure

11 October 2014

9:00 AM

11 October 2014

9:00 AM

Young Lawrence: A Portrait of the Legend as a Young Man Anthony Sattin

John Murray, pp.336, £25

The Lawrence books are piling up, aren’t they? I don’t mean the author of The Rainbow, though as I write this the eremites at Cambridge are plugging away at a definitive edition of his works. (Their most recent yield, the Poems in two volumes, runs to over 1,400 pages and costs £130.)

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