John Blackburn


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Corbridge, The United Kingdom
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John Blackburn was born in 1923 in the village of Corbridge, England, the second son of a clergyman. Blackburn attended Haileybury College near London beginning in 1937, but his education was interrupted by the onset of World War II; the shadow of the war, and that of Nazi Germany, would later play a role in many of his works. He served as a radio officer during the war in the Mercantile Marine from 1942 to 1945, and resumed his education afterwards at Durham University, earning his bachelor’s degree in 1949. Blackburn taught for several years after that, first in London and then in Berlin, and married Joan Mary Clift in 1950. Returning to London in 1952, he took over the management of Red Lion Books.

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Average rating: 3.56 · 409 ratings · 78 reviews · 28 distinct works
A Scent of New-Mown Hay

3.39 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1958 — 9 editions
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Bury Him Darkly

3.74 avg rating — 42 ratings — published 1969 — 5 editions
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Our Lady Of Pain

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3.70 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Children Of The Night

3.37 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1966 — 5 editions
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Nothing But the Night

3.90 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1968 — 6 editions
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For Fear of Little Men

3.70 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1974 — 3 editions
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Blue Octavo

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3.75 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1963 — 2 editions
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Devil Daddy

3.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Broken Boy

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3.47 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1959 — 6 editions
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A ring of roses

3.42 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1965 — 3 editions
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