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L. P. Hartley

a.k.a. Leslie Poles Hartley

Author Code: ELPH

Born: Dec. 30, 1895 - Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire, England

Died: Dec. 13, 1972 - London, England

Educated at Harrow and Balliol College, Oxford, Hartley became close friends with Aldous Huxley while at Oxford. During the First World War, Hartley was commissioned a lieutenant in the army, but, due to health issues was unable to serve i action. He left the army in 1919 and returned to begin a literary career. In 1924, he published his first book,Night Fears, a collection of macabre short stories with which he became known. he held many editorial and reviewer positions over the years with periodicals such as the Spectator, the Saturday Review and the Sketch. His first novel The Shrimp and the Anemone, appeared in 1944 and formed the first part of a trilogy which became known as Eustace and Hilda (1947). His other major work was The Go-Between (1953), which was made into a very successful film. In 1956, Hartley was awarded a CBE. His other works include The Killing Bottle (1932), The Sixth Heaven (1946), The Boat (1950), A Perfect Woman (1955), The Hireling (1957), Peter Bien (1963), Poor Clare (1968), My Sister's Keeper (1970), Mrs. Carteret Receives (1971) and The Harness Room (1971).

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ELPH001 The Island 1924 10 129k eBook Download PDF - 'The Island' (ELPH001) Find a printed copy of The Island by L. P. Hartley at AbeBooks
ELPH003 The Killing Bottle 1932 25 203k eBook Download PDF - 'The Killing Bottle' (ELPH003) Find a printed copy of The Killing Bottle by L. P. Hartley at AbeBooks
ELPH002 Monkshood Manor 1954 11 122k eBook Download PDF - 'Monkshood Manor' (ELPH002) Find a printed copy of Monkshood Manor by L. P. Hartley at AbeBooks

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