P.C. Wren





P.C. Wren

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born
in Deptford, The United Kingdom
November 01, 1875

died
November 22, 1941

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Percival Christopher Wren (1 November 1875[1] – 22 November 1941) was a British writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924 involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, and its sequels, Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal.

Born as plain Percy Wren, in Deptford, South London, England, Percy was the son of a schoolmaster. His literary influences included Frederick Marryat, R. M. Ballantyne, G. A. Henty, and H. Rider Haggard. After graduation with a Master of Arts degree from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, a non-collegiate college for poorer students, Percy worked as a boarding school teacher for a few years, during which he married Alice Shovelier, and had a daughter (Estelle, born 19...more


Average rating: 3.92 · 1,510 ratings · 125 reviews · 47 distinct works · Similar authors
Beau Geste
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,094 ratings — published 1924 — 60 editions
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4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 1961 — 2 editions
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Beau Sabreur
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1926 — 16 editions
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Beau Ideal
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1928 — 8 editions
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Key to High School English ...
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Good Gestes: Stories of Bea...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1929 — 3 editions
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Soldiers of Misfortune
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1910 — 2 editions
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Wages of Virtue.
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1916 — 6 editions
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The Foreign Legion Omnibus:...
4.45 of 5 stars 4.45 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Snake and Sword
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2006 — 12 editions
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More books by P.C. Wren…
“As he walked along, consciously enjoying the early coolness of the morning, he turned and looked behind him. People often do this and are usually surprised to find that there is some reason for turning around. Sometimes there is no apparent reason and they wonder why they did it. ("Ordeal By Water")”
P.C. Wren, Odd - But Even So: Stories Strangers Than Fiction

“The place was silent and - aware.”
P.C. Wren

“The ocean, the desert, and the jungle are the last strongholds and resorts of peace. ("Fear")”
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