Dr Lucasta Miller is the author of The Bronte Myth and a literary journalist whose work has appeared in a wide number of publications, especially the Guardian. She has been a visiting scholar at Wolfson College, Oxford and a visiting fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.
Miller explores the seedy underbelly of the era with panache... Miller's definitive biography restores to life a poet who influenced writers such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti and Charlotte Bronte. -- Paula Byrne * The Times * Compelling as a detective story, Miller's revelatory life of Landon is a masterpiece of eloquent scholarship... Miller's real genius lies in her forensic ability to disentangle reality from romance... splendid. -- Miranda Seymour * Literary Review * Lucasta Miller has written a terrific book... This is a compelling life of the victim of a misogynist celebrity culture, a rich mix of literary criticism and impeccable research, which reads like a novel - you keep turning the pages to discover whatever will happen next to the unfortunate L.E.L.. -- Jane Ridley * Daily Telegraph * Wonderfully entertaining... spellbinding. * New York Times Book Review * In her biography of L.E.L., Lucasta Miller's stellar research blows two centuries of accumulated dust off a phenomenon worth unearthing... This book takes biography to a new level... Detection of this order has a revelatory impact. -- Lyndall Gordon * New Statesman *