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The Twinkling of an Eye By Brian Aldiss

The Twinkling of an Eye

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The autobiography of Brian Aldiss, writer and critic of general and science fiction. Born in 1925 in Norfolk, Aldiss served in the army in India and Burma during the war. Returning to England, he worked in a bookshop, became a reviewer, columnist and writer. He also had a brush with Hollywood and experienced psychoanalysis.

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The Twinkling of an Eye by Brian Aldiss

The author Brian Aldiss charts his life from his first memories to his status as successful writer of general and science fiction. Born in 1925, he grew up in the Norfolk town of Dereham, where his grandfather owned an old-fashioned department store. After attending several minor public schools - and having an affair with the matron at one of them - Aldiss was sent to India in 1944, and then Burma, where he joined the "forgotten army". Returning to England, he worked in a bookshop and became a reviewer and then a columnist; the columns were turned into his first book. Subsequent fame through his writing was to bring run-ins with Hollywood and psychoanalysis.

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GOR010758839
The Twinkling of an Eye by Brian Aldiss
Brian Aldiss
Used - Like New
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
1998-11-19
496
0316647063
9780316647069
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins.