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Since her early death in 1987 Jacqueline du Pré's story has lost
none of its appeal. The tragedy of the brilliant cellist struck down
in her prime by multiple sclerosis continues to exert an almost mythical
fascination. Elizabeth Wilson's biography, authorised by du Pré's
husband Daniel Barenboirm (who has also contributed generous interviews),
is the fullest account yet of this popular and adored musician, who
in her vibrant music-making somehow represented the life force..