Sam Leith Sam Leith

Soldier, poet, lover, spy: just the man to translate Proust

Jean Findlay's Chasing Lost Time throws new light on the remarkable life of C.K. Scott Moncrieff

Charles Scott Moncrieff (left) had a deep personal affinity with Proust (right). His rendering of 'À La Recherche du Temps Perdu' is considered one of the greatest literary translations of all time [Getty Images]

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