James Leslie Mitchell


Born
in Auchterless, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
February 13, 1901

Died
February 07, 1935

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Scottish writer James Leslie Mitchell also wrote under the pseudonym of Lewis Grassic Gibbon.

Born in Auchterless and raised in Arbuthnott, then in Kincardineshire, Mitchell started working as a journalist for the Aberdeen Journal and the Scottish Farmer at age 16. In 1919 he joined the Royal Army Service Corps and served in Iran, India and Egypt before enlisting in the Royal Air Force in 1920. In the RAF he worked as a clerk and spent some time in the Middle East. He married Rebecca Middleton in 1925, with whom he settled in Welwyn Garden City. He began writing full-time in 1929. Mitchell wrote numerous books and shorter works under both his real name and nom de plume before his early death in 1935 of peritonitis brought on by a perforated
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The Thirteenth Disciple

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Gay Hunter

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Three Go Back

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Szenen aus Schottland

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Stained Radiance: A Fiction...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1930
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Cairo Dawns

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Spartacus

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Hanno: or The Future of Exp...

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A Scots Hairst: Essays and ...

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The Lost Trumpet

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More books by James Leslie Mitchell…
“Nurse!" Gay sat up, still dazed, but slowly awakening, in the lovely unaccustomed luxury of sheets. "I'm not mad, and I'm not ill, but I've been twenty thousand years away. And I haven't come back for gruel. Tell me: is there still some coffee left in the world?”
James Leslie Mitchell, Gay Hunter
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“What a funny and charming accent! Did you say it was New York you came from, Miss Hunter - the Bowery?"
Gay lay down and yawned, and pulled the blanketing swaths of grass over herself. "Pity you weren't properly smacked in your younger days, Lady Jane. Good night.”
James Leslie Mitchell, Gay Hunter

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