Nicholas Mosley is a writer for whom fiction is a way both to convey and confront the paradoxes and dilemmas of life.
The son of Sir Oswald Mosley, leader of Britain's Fascists in the 1930s, and himself the inheritor of a noble title, Nicholas Mosley nonetheless fought bravely for Britain during World War II, and became a tireless anti-Apartheid campaigner thereafter, finding little sense in living the "hypocritical" life of a British aristocrat ... and yet, his numerous extramarital affairs came to shake not only the foundations of his marriage to his first wife, Rosemary, but also his growing sense of himself as a religious man.
The present biography is written in the form of six interviews, each focusing upon one aspect of Mosley's life -- from his childhood and experiences as a young man, up to his reflections on religion, science, philosophy, and their impact on the political and ideological developments of our time.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2009