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Humphrey Carpenter is the award-winning author of biographies of Dennis Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien, W.H. Auden, and Ezra Pound. He broadcasts regularly on BBC radio. Carpenter is married with two children and lives in Oxford, England
— biography from A Great, Silly Grin: The British Satire Boom of the 1960s
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Tolkien: A Biography 2,500 copies, 19 reviews
The Inklings 746 copies, 13 reviews
W. H. Auden: A Biography 148 copies, 1 review
Mr Majeika 145 copies, 2 reviews
Benjamin Britten: a biography 135 copies, 4 reviews
Spike Milligan 116 copies, 3 reviews
Jesus (Past Masters) 52 copies, 1 review
Founders of Faith (Contributor) 36 copies
Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) (Introduction, some editions; Introduction, some editions) 7,010 copies, 259 reviews
The Letters of J. R. R. Tolkien (Editor) 2,487 copies, 16 reviews
Apollo: Origins and Influence (Contributor) 5 copies
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