Frank Tilsley


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in Levenshulme, The United Kingdom
May 05, 1904

Died
March 16, 1957

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FRANK TILSLEY (1904–1957) British Novelist and Broadcaster

Portrait by Howard Coster (1938); Collection: National Portrait Gallery

Frank Vincent Tilsley was a British novelist, born in Lancashire on 5 May 1904. He grew up in Manchester, where he was educated at Chapel Street Council School, Levenshulme. After working in various capacities, including as an accountant's clerk and a schoolteacher, he became a full-time author following the success of his first novel, Plebeian's Progress (1933). Frank Tilsley was a realist yet with a great understanding and compassion for human beings. The 1930s were the great age of working-class literature, and the work was highly valued for the authenticity of its critical depiction of working-class conditions
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Average rating: 4.48 · 52 ratings · 7 reviews · 21 distinct works
Champion Road

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1948 — 3 editions
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Mutiny

3.88 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1958 — 2 editions
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Voice of the Crowd

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1954
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Pleasure Beach

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1944
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Heaven and Herbert Common

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1953
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The Love Story of Gilbert B...

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1940
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What's in It for Walter

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1942
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The Jungle of Your Heart

4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1950
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The Boys of Coastal

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1944
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I'd Do It Again

4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1936
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