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New Release: Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter

41rYVo3CujL._SL160_By Antonia Fraser
Nan A. Talese | 336 pages
Release Date: November 2, 2010

In the heartfelt memoir Must You Go?: My Life with Harold Pinter, celebrated historical biographer Antonia Fraser shares intimate moments with her husband Pinter, the renowned playwright. The two Brits met at a party in 1975, though both were married to other people at the time. Fraser was wife to Tory member of Parliament and mother to six children, while Pinter was wed to an actress and had one child. Their romantic relationship had a somewhat scandalous beginning, but deepened into a love that spanned more than three decades. The couple lived together from August of 1975 until the end of 2008 when the Nobel Prize winning dramatist succumbed to cancer. The narrative, mainly culled from events recorded in Fraser’s diaries, offers private glimpses into the lives of two very public people, and reveals a marriage blessed with success and joy, yet tempered near the end with the challenge of illness.

What critics are saying:
Antonia Fraser has written several bestselling historical biographies including The Wives of Henry VIII, Love and Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette, and has garnered numerous awards for her work, among them the Norton Medlicott Medal and the Wolfson Prize. Early reviews for Must You Go? have been extremely positive, and the critics have delighted in the fascinating true story of this literati couple. Entertainment Weekly raves: “Fraser, now 78 and the grandmother of 16, simultaneously creates a tender portrait of an exciting marriage, and a deliciously detailed account of living in the thick of creativity and fame.”

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