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William Sansom

(1912—1976) writer


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(1912–76),

short‐story writer, travel writer, and novelist. His first volume of stories, Fireman Flower and Other Stories (1944), reflects his experiences with the National Fire Service in wartime London. This was followed by many other collections of stories, some set in London, others making full use of backdrops from Germany, Scandinavia, and the Mediterranean. His most successful novel, The Body (1949), is set in London.

Subjects: Literature.


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