Finished reading JOSEPH CONRAD: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers.
Conrad was an amazing man. Born in Russian-occupied Poland in 1857, he emigrated to England, learned the English language there, and eventually wrote some of the best books in English Literature. He is one of my favourite authors. When I departed from Guyana 18 years ago, one of the books I brought along to Canada was Conrad's novel Nostromo.
Jeffrey Meyers' biography of Conrad is excellent, well researched and readable.