The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L. Carr by Byron Rogers

The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L. Carr by Byron Rogers

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Rogers tells the life story of this enigmatic man, from war service on African flying boats to a strange interlude in redneck South Dakota, whose fiction is more thoroughly autobiographical that hitherto realised.

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This biography of the novelist and publisher J.L. Carr. is a sympathetic, moving and often very funny portrait of a uniquely civic-minded man whose achievements ranged from half a dozen fascinatingly original novels to publishing some of the smallest and most collectable books ever, to a lifetime's career as a humane and iconoclastic Northamptonshire headmaster - but also, and above all, as an anatomy of Englishness. Carr's interests and passions represented much of the best of England, from the game of cricket to the endangered country church, from an unswerving sympathy for the underdog and the underprivileged to a hatred of bigotry and showmanship.

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SKU GOR001259475
Title The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L. Carr
Author By (author) Byron Rogers
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Aurum Press Ltd
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 274
ISBN 10 1854109847
ISBN 13 9781854109842
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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This biography of the novelist and publisher J.L. Carr. is a sympathetic, moving and often very funny portrait of a uniquely civic-minded man whose achievements ranged from half a dozen fascinatingly original novels to publishing some of the smallest and most collectable books ever, to a lifetime's career as a humane and iconoclastic Northamptonshire headmaster - but also, and above all, as an anatomy of Englishness. Carr's interests and passions represented much of the best of England, from the game of cricket to the endangered country church, from an unswerving sympathy for the underdog and the underprivileged to a hatred of bigotry and showmanship.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001259475
Title The Last Englishman: The Life of J.L. Carr
Author By (author) Byron Rogers
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Aurum Press Ltd
Year Published 2004
Number of Pages 274
ISBN 10 1854109847
ISBN 13 9781854109842
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No