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Summary

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards, Biography of the Year, 2009.

Miracles of Life opens and closes in Shanghai, the city where J. G.Ballard was born, and where he spent the most of the Second World War interned with his family in a Japanese concentration camp.

©2008 J G Ballard (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

Critic reviews

"A particular delight of this lyrical autobiography lies in spotting the landscapes and events that appear subtly reconfigured in Ballard's fiction." ( Observer, Critics' Picks for 2008)
"The long-awaited memoirs of one of the most interesting British writers." ( Sunday Times, Picks for 2008)
"Unobtrusively well-written...and fascinating." ( Literary Review)

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