Charles Nicholl: Francis Barber, 16 July 2015
Show More The Fortunes of Francis Barber: The True Story of the Jamaican Slave Who Became Samuel Johnson’s Heir by Michael Bundock.
Yale, 282 pp., £20, May 2015, 978 0 300 20710 1Show More
“... but remains an invaluable dossier. A century later Barber has a new biographer, Michael Bundock, to wrestle once more with the fragments and lacunae of that hard-to-grasp ‘human narrative’. Bundock is a dyed-in-the-wool Johnsonian, a director of the Dr Johnson’s House Trust, and a former editor ...”