A man that studies Happiness must sit alone like a Sparrow upon the House Top, and like a Pelican in the Wilderness’ – Thomas Traherne. Celebrated novelist Isabel Colegate explores the lives and works of those who’ve followed the call of solitude, from Lao Tzu and the Desert Fathers to Wordsworth and Thoreau.
About the author
Isabel Colegate is the author of many bestselling books including THE ORLANDO TRILOGY, AGATHA, A GLIMPSE OF SION'S GLORY, WINTER JOURNEY and THE SHOOTING PARTY. She reviews both fiction and non-fiction for the Daily Telegraph, TLS, the Spectator, Washington Post, New York Times as well as writing travel articles for the Independent, Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail. She has appeared on a number of radio and television programmes. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1981and given an honorary degree by the University of Bath in 1988.
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