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(1865—1936) writer and poet

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A. Perrin

A. Perrin  

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(1867–1934) married (1886) Charles Perrin (d. 1931).She was the daughter of a general serving in India; her Times obituary (15 Feb. 1934) comments ‘she came of old “John Company ...
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Actions and Reactions  

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Rudyard Kipling, 1909, Macmillan.A collection of eight stories and poems more notable for their variety of theme and genre than for any common argument other, perhaps, than that of ...
Ada Leverson

Ada Leverson  

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(1862–1933),novelist, is chiefly remembered for her association with Wilde, who named her ‘The Sphinx’. For some years she held a salon frequented by the Sitwells, Beerbohm, the novelist G. Moore, ...
A.J. Dawson

A.J. Dawson  

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(1872–1951).Born in Wandsworth, he was apprenticed very young to a Glasgow shipping company, but jumped ship in Melbourne because of ‘the really rather extraordinary brutality of a Peterhead second ...
Angela Thirkell

Angela Thirkell  

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(1890–1961),prolific writer who enjoyed great popularity in the 1930s with novels, many set in a rural Barsetshire borrowed from A. Trollope (Ankle Deep, 1933; August Folly, 1936; The Brandons, 1939; ...
Angus Wilson

Angus Wilson  

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(1913–1991)British writer. He was knighted in 1980.Angus Wilson was born in England but spent part of his childhood in South Africa, his mother's homeland, before completing his education at ...
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animation  

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A technique used in motion pictures or video production, produced frame by frame, in which inanimate objects, such as cartoon drawings or puppets, appear to move of their own accord.
Anna Lombard

Anna Lombard  

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‘Victoria Cross’, 1901, John Long.A bestselling story of passion and selfdenial told by Gerald Ethridge, Assistant Commissioner at Kalatu in the British Raj. Rather like Carruthers, in Erskine ...
Arthur Morrison

Arthur Morrison  

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(1863–1945),novelist, whose ‘realist’ tales of East End life in London were first published in Macmillan's Magazine and later collected as Tales of Mean Streets (1894). He is chiefly remembered for ...
Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy  

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(1961– )Novelist, scriptwriter, and anti-globalization essayist and campaigner, born in Bengal and brought up in southern India. Her semi-autobiographical novel set in Kerala and much influenced by ...
Boer War

Boer War  

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The war in South Africa (1899–1902) between Great Britain and the Afrikaner republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State. ‘Boer’ is the Dutch word for countryman or farmer.
C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne

C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne  

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(1865 or 6–1944) married (1897) Elsie Haggas (d. 1938).Born at Bibury, Gloucestershire, the son of a Church of England clergyman, and brought up in Yorkshire, Hyne was educated at ...
Captains Courageous

Captains Courageous  

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Novel by Kipling, published in 1897.
Charles Balestier

Charles Balestier  

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(1861–91),American author and publisher, who visited England in 1888 to secure English manuscripts for Lovell, the publishing company which had issued his novel A Fair Device (1886). He became a ...
Cicely Hamilton

Cicely Hamilton  

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(b. London, 15 June 1892; d. London, 6 Dec. 1952)Actress, playwright and activist. Her first job was as a pupil-teacher; disliking it, she joined a touring company as an ...
Contemporary Review

Contemporary Review  

Founded in 1866, covered religious, political and literary subjects; in 1955 it incorporated the Fortnightly, and now deals largely with current affairs.
Conversation with My Uncle and Other Sketches

Conversation with My Uncle and Other Sketches  

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(1936)was Frank Sargeson's first volume of stories, a 29-page book published by the Unicorn Press, Auckland. It contained ten sketches and stories, eight of which had been published in ...
Cosmo Hamilton

Cosmo Hamilton  

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(d. 1942), who changed his name (1898) to Hamilton (his mother's name) by deed poll.The son of an official at the Board of Education, brother of Philip Gibbs and ...
Cottage Pie: A Country Spread

Cottage Pie: A Country Spread  

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Neil Lyons, 1911, John Lane.These arch stories about village life in Sussex and Buckinghamshire attempt a Kiplingesque fidelity to local custom and idiom. The book was withdrawn from libraries ...
Crock of Gold

Crock of Gold  

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James Stephens, 1912, Macmillan.Stephens's second and most famous novel, a prose fantasy developed out of pieces he had written for the Irish nationalist newspaper Sinn Féin. Setting and ...

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