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Philip Lindsay

(1906—1958)


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(1906–58), born Sydney, son of Norman Lindsay and brother of Jack Lindsay, was a prolific writer of historical fiction. He tried journalism in Australia before leaving in 1929 for England, where he remained. His first printed book was a collection of verse in a limited edition, An Affair of Philip Lindsay's (1925). A writer for film and an acknowledged specialist on medieval England, he wrote over forty historical novels and numerous works of non-fiction, mainly historical biographies. His autobiography, I'd Live the Same Life Over (1941), includes reminiscences of other members of the Lindsay family and of several Australian writers such as R.D. Fitzgerald, Kenneth Slessor and P.R. Stephensen. Cressida Lindsay, Philip Lindsay's daughter by his first marriage, is also a novelist.

From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.



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