P.C. Wren


Born
in Deptford, London, England
November 01, 1875

Died
November 22, 1941

Genre

Influences


Percival Christopher Wren (1 November 1875 – 22 November 1941) was a British writer, mostly of adventure fiction. He is remembered best for Beau Geste, a much-filmed book of 1924 involving the French Foreign Legion in North Africa, and its sequels, Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal.

Born as plain Percy Wren, in Deptford, South London, England, Percy was the son of a schoolmaster. After graduation with a Master of Arts degree from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, a non-collegiate college for poorer students, Percy worked as a boarding school teacher for a few years, during which he married Alice Shovelier, and had a daughter (Estelle, born 1901). In 1903 he joined the Indian Education Service as headmaster of Karachi High School (now Pakistan). Whi
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Beau Sabreur

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The Wages of Virtue

3.52 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1916 — 31 editions
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Snake and Sword

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Cupid in Africa

3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2011 — 36 editions
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Spanish Maine

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1935
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Beau Geste
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“The place was silent and - aware.”
P.C. Wren

“As he walked along, consciously enjoying the early coolness of the morning, he turned and looked behind him. People often do this and are usually surprised to find that there is some reason for turning around. Sometimes there is no apparent reason and they wonder why they did it. ("Ordeal By Water")”
Percival Christopher Wren, Odd - But Even So: Stories Strangers Than Fiction

“The ocean, the desert, and the jungle are the last strongholds and resorts of peace. ("Fear")”
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