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Colin MacInnes

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Colin MacInnes


Born
in London, The United Kingdom
August 20, 1914

Died
April 22, 1976

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MacInnes was born in London, the son of singer James Campbell MacInnes and novelist Angela Thirkell, and was educated in Australia. He served in the British intelligence corps during World War II.

He was the author of a number of books depicting London youth and black immigrant culture during the 1950s, in particular City of Spades (1957), Absolute Beginners (1959) and Mr. Love and Justice (1960).


Average rating: 3.64 · 2,530 ratings · 257 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Absolute Beginners

3.62 avg rating — 1,886 ratings — published 1959 — 34 editions
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City of Spades (London Tril...

3.66 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 1957 — 14 editions
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Mr Love And Justice

3.57 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1960 — 16 editions
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The London Novels

3.95 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1969 — 4 editions
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England, Half English: A Po...

3.71 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1961 — 3 editions
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Three Years To Play

3.89 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1970 — 4 editions
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All Day Saturday

3.78 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1966 — 3 editions
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June in Her Spring

2.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1974 — 4 editions
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London: City of Any Dream

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4.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1965
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Sweet Saturday night

3.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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“The word 'free-lance', I used to think, had a romantic ring; but sadly discovered, when I tried to be one, that its practice has little freedom, and the lance is a sorry weapon to tilt at literary windmills.”
Colin MacInnes, The Colin MacInnes Omnibus: City Of Spades, Absolute Beginners, Mr Love And Justice

“Because jazz music is a thing that, as few things do, makes you feel really at home in the world here, as if it's an okay notion to be born a human animal, or so.”
Colin MacInnes, Absolute Beginners

“You bet I’m a patriot!’ I exclaimed. ‘It’s because I’m a patriot, that I can’t bear our country.”
Colin MacInnes, Absolute Beginners

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