Inside the Minds of History's Greatest Writers

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An undated photo of Leo Tolstoy in his study in Jasnaja Poljana.

If you've ever wondered about the creative process behind great writing, look no further than Richard Cohen's book, How to Write Like Tolstoy: A Journey into the Minds of Our Greatest Writers. Cohen, former publishing director of Hutchinson and Hodder & Stoughton, looks at the stories behind some of the world’s best writers, from Shakespeare to Stephen King.

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