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Stan Barstow

(b. 1928)

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Barstow, Stan

Barstow, Stan   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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(1928– ),

English novelist, born in Horbury, Yorkshire into a mining family, and educated at Ossett Grammar School. From ...

Keith Waterhouse

Keith Waterhouse  

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(1929–2009),journalist, novelist, and dramatist, had considerable success with his second novel, Billy Liar, a regional comedy about a youth who attempts to escape his dull family life through ...
Pat Barker

Pat Barker  

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(1943– ),British novelist, born in Thornaby‐on‐Tees, north Yorkshire, educated at the London School of Economics. Her first novel, Union Street (1982), an episodic account of the lives of seven ...
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regional novel  

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A novel describing people and landscape of an actual locality outside the metropolis. Early examples are set in Ireland (M. Edgeworth, Castle Rackrent) and Scotland (J. Galt, The Provost) and are ...
William Cooper

William Cooper  

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(1910–2002),novelist. He embarked on a career in government service after the war; the civil service features in much of his work. His most influential novel, Scenes from Provincial Life (1950), was ...

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