A young boy becomes the 'son' a retired bachelor never had.
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Alone, far from home and his only audience by 1968 is press clippings and bottles of vodka
1/2 Young Boswell heads to London, keen to write his hero Johnson's biography.
2/2 Boswell relies on Johnson more and more. Hester Thrale becomes Johnson's devoted friend.
The story of the educational experiment that produced the world-beating Polgar sisters. (R)
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