Biography of Care Experienced People

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Devils, Lusts and Strange Desires

Richard Bradford

2021

Made famous by the great success of her psychological thrillers, The Talented Mr Ripley and Strangers on a Train, Patricia Highsmith is lauded as one of the most influential and celebrated modern writers. However, there has never been a clear picture of the woman behind the books. In this new biography, Richard Bradford considers Highsmith's bestsellers in the context of her troubled personal life, including time spent in kinship care as a child.