Francis Brett Young

(1884—1954) novelist

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novelist, short‐story writer, poet, and doctor, is remembered largely for his solid, traditional novels of the West Midlands, which include Portrait of Clare (1927) and My Brother Jonathan (1928), but he also wrote novels based on his African experiences, including Jim Redlake (1930) and They Seek a Country (1937). His volumes of verse include Poems 1916–1918 (1919) and The Island (1944), a history of England employing the verse forms of succeeding periods in strict chronological sequence.

Subjects: Literature.

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