Dornford Yates


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whose sequence of stories about ‘Berry’ Pleydell and his family includes The Brother of Daphne (1914), Berry and Co. (1920), and The House that Berry Built (1945). These and his ‘Chandos’ thrillers (Blind Corner, 1927, etc.) were much influenced by Anthony Hope (Hawkins); both reflect a world of wealth and idleness.

Subjects: Literature.

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