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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Edward Thompson

Edward Thompson  

(1886–1946) British poet, translator, and historianJohn in Prison (1912) PoetryMesopotamian Verses (1919) PoetryJohn in Prison (1912) PoetryMesopotamian Verses (1919) Poetry
Reid, V. S.

Reid, V. S.  

(1913–1987) Jamaican novelistNew Day (1949) FictionThe Leopard (1958) FictionNew Day (1949) FictionThe Leopard (1958) Fiction
Leo Walmsley

Leo Walmsley  

(1892–1966),British regional novelist, born in Shipley, West Yorkshire. His semi-autobiographical novels Foreigners (1935) and The Sound of the Sea (1959) are set in a fictional ‘Bramblewick’ which ...
J. J. Connington

J. J. Connington  

(1880–1947),Scottish academic and detective fiction writer, born in Glasgow, educated at the universities of Glasgow, Marburg, and London. He was Professor of Chemistry from 1919 to 1944 at Queen's ...
Cone-Gatherers

Cone-Gatherers  

The best-known of Robin Jenkins's early novels, published in 1955. The narrative is set in Scotland during the Second World War and draws on Jenkins's experience of forestry work at ...
Marilyn Butler

Marilyn Butler  

(1937– ),British scholar and critic, born in Kingston-upon-Thames, London, educated at St Hilda's College, Oxford. In 1986 she became King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge ...
Alan Bullock

Alan Bullock  

(1914–2004),British historian, born in Bradford, educated at Wadham College, Oxford. He began his academic career at Oxford as a fellow of New College in 1945. He was instrumental in ...
Ellen Douglas

Ellen Douglas  

(1921– ),American novelist, born in Mississippi, where she has spent most of her life. Her constant themes are the position of women and the relationship between black and white, using ...
Balkan Trilogy

Balkan Trilogy  

A trilogy of novels by O. Manning, consisting of The Great Fortune (1960), The Spoilt City (1962), and Friends and Heroes (1965), published in one volume in 1987 (see also Levant Trilogy, The).[...]
Banana Bottom

Banana Bottom  

A novel by C. McKay, published in 1933. Set in Jamaica, its theme is cultural dualism, the clash between European and indigenous black values. The central character is Bita Plant ...
Madison Smartt Bell

Madison Smartt Bell  

(1957– ),American novelist and short-story writer, born on a farm in Nashville, Tennessee, educated at Princeton and Hollins College. He became a director of 185 Corporation, an artists' cooperative, ...
Connie Bensley

Connie Bensley  

(1929– ),British poet, born in south-west London. She has worked as a secretary, a medical copywriter, and in a bookshop. Having married and raised a family she began writing poems ...
Peter Benson

Peter Benson  

(1956– ),British novelist, born in Broadstairs, Kent. He was living in Dorset, where he worked as a basketmaker, when his first novel, The Levels (1987), was published. The novel is ...
Ruth Bidgood

Ruth Bidgood  

(1922– ),Anglo-Welsh poet, born in Seven Sisters, near Neath, Glamorgan; after reading English at Oxford, she served in the Women's Royal Naval Service and subsequently worked for Chambers ...
Stewart Brown

Stewart Brown  

(1951– ),British poet and editor, born in Southampton, educated at Sussex University and University College, Aberystwyth. After teaching at schools and colleges in Britain, Jamaica, and Nigeria, he ...
E. H. Carr

E. H. Carr  

(1892–1982),British historian, born at Highgate, London, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. From 1916 to 1936 he worked at the Foreign Office, where he rose to the rank of First ...
John Casey

John Casey  

(1939– ),American novelist, shortstory writer, and critic, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, educated at Harvard University and the University of Iowa. Casey moved to Charlottesville, Virginia in ...
John Cassidy

John Cassidy  

(1928– ),British poet, born in Lancashire; he served with the East African Army before studying at the University of Manchester. From 1954 to 1976 he taught English at Leigh Grammar ...
Jessica Anderson

Jessica Anderson  

(1925– ),Australian novelist and short-story writer, born in Brisbane. She spent several years in England but has lived mainly in Sydney where here first novel, An Ordinary Lunacy (1963), is ...
Another Time

Another Time  

A collection of poetry by W. H. Auden, published in 1940, his first after his move to New York in January 1939. In addition to work produced in England subsequent ...

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