Peter Conradi’s ‘masterpiece’ of a memoir ranges from his European Jewish forebears who came to Britain in the Victorian era to novelist and philosopher Iris Murduch, whose biography Conradi wrote.
He writes movingly of their close relationship, of his public school and life on a kibbutz, of participating in the early years of gay rights, and becoming a writer.
Peter J. Conradi is English Professor Emeritus at Kingston University. Family Business includes a cast of characters ranging from his exotic European Jewish forebears to Dame Iris Murdoch, whose authorised biography he wrote.
Carmen Callil founded Virago Press in 1972. At Virago, amongst other business and editorial aspects of the company, she was responsible for the creation and development of the Virago Modern Classics list.