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Francis Brett Young
by Michael Hall
Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was one of the most prolific and successful authors of his era. During the inter-war years his novels (he wrote over thirty) were consistent bestsellers, were translated into eleven languages, and were made into movies. And yet, today, he is little known, hardly read.Hall's study of Young is an excellent inquiry into what makes a ...more
Hardcover, 182 pages
Published December 22nd 1997 by Seren Books
(first published January 1st 1997)
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This is a well researched account of Brett Young's life and work. It is a precise and well put togther piece of writting. Any fan of Brett Young would be fascinated by the account of his early life, the difficult relationship he had with his father, his medical training in Birmingham, and his long literary career. He rubbed shoulders with some well known names - such as D H Lawrence and George Bernard Shaw. There were some things about Brett Young I was surprised at - and it made me wonder if I ...more