A BiographyBook - 1999
The first serious writer of teleplays, Potter's work has canonized him in England and bestowed cult status on him throughout the world. Acclaimed writer Humphrey Carpenter, the author of candid biographies of Benjamin Britten, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Ezra Pound, now turns his talents to chronicling Potter's extraordinary life. Carpenter has interviewed everyone who came close to Potter and was given exclusive access to Potter's archives, including never-produced television and film scripts. This remarkable and official biography establishes the extraordinary truth behind the rumors that surrounded Potter and paints a vivid portrait of the dramas and fights behind his screen triumphs.