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Coming soon:
A new book on Detmar Blow will be published in 2013. If you would like to receive an email when the book is available, please email Tim Mowl.

Tim Mowl's latest revisionist study of William Kent was published in May 2006. This is his fourth controversial biography of an eighteenth-century style setter and a follow-up to his provocative William Beckford - Composing for Mozart (1998), Horace Walpole - The Great Outsider (1996), and John Wood - Architect of Obsession (1988).

Opposite: Richard Bentley's frontispiece of 1751, drawn for Horace Walpole's devastating Memoirs of the Reign of George II showing Walpole in the centre and the first phase of his Gothick villa at Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, in the background.


William Kent - Architect, Designer, Opportunist
William Beckford - Composing for Mozart
Horace Walpole - The Great Outsider
  John Wood - Architect of Obsession