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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch wrote short stories, novels, criticism, and edited anthologies, including the "Oxford Book" series. He was Assistant Editor of the Liberal weekly "The Speaker," and from 1912 until his death was Professor of English at Cambridge University. Writing under the pen name "Q," Sir Arthur produced a variety of work, including adventure stories, hi ...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Aegypan (first published 1887)
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Nick Pemberton
I picked this book up in a charity shop not knowing anything about its author but intrigued by the adventure story element reminiscent of Robert Louis Stevenson. What I discovered on the internet was that this was the author's first novel, published in 1887, and that it was the start of a long series of 'Tales & Romances', mainly set in Cornwall where Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch was born & lived for a large part of his life.

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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch was a Cornish writer, who published under the pen name of Q. He is primarily remembered for the monumental "Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900" (later extended to 1918), and for his literary criticism. He guided the taste of many who never met him, including American writer Helene Hanff, author of 84 Charing Cross Road, its sequel, Q's Legacy, and the putatively ...more
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