Frank Harris

This part of the site is dedicated to the notorious author and editor Frank Harris, whose My Life and Loves scandalised Britain, Europe and America in the 1920s. Notwithstanding his reputation as a rogue and womaniser, he was an entertaining writer and individual who was always his own man.

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Bernard Shaw

An Unauthorised Biography based on Firsthand Information with a Postscript by Mr Shaw
Frank Harris' life of Bernard Shaw was his biggest-selling book when first published, but was it actually written by him? In fact no less than four authors had a hand in it, but while an examination of the text may provide some evidence of the literary skullduggery involved, most of the clues were destroyed by Shaw himself.

Unpath'd Waters


This is Harris' third collection of short stories, published in 1913. It has a distinct flavour of the metaphysical about it - something of a weakness, I think, as Harris' talents are best displayed in narratives driven by emotional forces rather than spiritual ones.