John Finch

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John Finch was born in Liverpool in the years of the depression. He was brought up in Yorkshire when his father disappeared and his mother returned to live with her father, a retired Yorkshire miner. Until he left school at the age of fourteen he had been to twelve schools, including an orphanage.
At the outbreak of war, basically uneducated, he did various jobs but finally joined the Merchant Navy at the age of sixteen and sailed from Liverpool in 1941. He served as a sparks on a freighter, a tanker, a troopship and a rescue tug before being medically discharged in 1944.
His first post war job was as a trainee librarian at a miner’s welfare library, but having a long time ambition to be a writer he soo

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