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Author Fowler, Christopher, author.

Title The book of forgotten authors / Christopher Fowler.

Publication Info. London : Riverrun, 2018.
©2017

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  809 FOW    AVAILABLE
Edition Expanded and updated paperback edition.
Description xii, 382 pages ; 20 cm
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Note Includes index.
Contents Why are good authors forgotten? -- 1. Margery Allingham -- 2. Virginia Andrews -- 3. Charlotte Armstrong -- 4. Frank Baker -- 5. R.M. Ballantyne -- 6. Alexander Baron -- 7. Peter Barnes -- 8. Lesley Blanch -- 9. Kyril Bonfiglioli -- The forgotten Disney connection -- 10. Ernest Bornemann -- 11. Pierre Boulle -- 12. Mary Elizabeth Braddon -- 13. Caryl Brahms -- 14. Pamela Branch -- 15. Brigid Brophy -- 16. Thomas Burke -- 17. Dino Buzzati -- 18. Patricia Carlon -- 19. Barbara Comyns Carr -- The Forgotten (pre-Tarantino) pulp fiction -- 20. John Dickson Carr -- 21. Leslie Charteris --22. John Christopher -- 23. John Collier -- 24. Norman Collins -- 25. Richard Condon -- 26. Edmund Crispin -- 27. E.M. Delafield -- 28. Patrick Dennis -- 29. Raymond Durgnat -- The forgotten rivals of Holmes, Bond and Miss Marple -- 30. Rosalind Erskine -- 21. Dr. Christopher Evans -- 32. Jack Finney -- 33. Ronald Firbank -- 34. Peter Fleming -- 35. Lucille Fletcher -- 36. R. Austin Freeman -- 37. Michael Green -- 38. Peter Van Greenaway -- The forgotten books of Charles Dickens -- 39. Robert Van Gulik -- 40. Thomas Guthrie -- 41. Charles Hamilton -- 42. James Hanley -- 43. Sven Hassel -- 44. A.P. Herbert -- 45. Georgette Heyer -- 46. Eleanor Hibbert -- 47. Harry Hodge -- 48. Sheila Hodgetts -- The forgotten queens of suspense -- 49. Polly Hope -- 50. Richard Hughes -- 51. Graham Joyce -- 52. Robert Klane -- 53. Thomas Nigel Kneale --54. Ronald Knox -- 55. Gavin Lambert -- 56. George Langelaan -- The forgotten nonsense writers -- 57. Noel Langley -- 58. Marghanita Laski -- 59. Michael McDowell -- 60. John McGlashan -- 61. Julian Maclaren-Ross -- 62. Richard Marsh -- 63. Arthur Mee -- 64. Gustav Meyer -- 65. Margaret Millar -- The forgotten Booker authors -- 66. Clifford Mills -- 67. Gladys Mitchell -- 68. Brian Moore -- 69. J.B. Morton -- 70. Peter Nichols -- 71. Bill Naughton -- 72. Emma Orczy -- 73. Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett -- 74. Thomas Love Peacock -- Forgotten for writing too little -- and too much -- 75. Joyce Porter -- 76. David Pownall -- 77. Philippa Pullar -- 78. Barbara Pym -- 79. Richard Quittenton -- 80. T. Lobsang Rampa -- 81. Simon Raven -- 82. Maurice Richardson -- The rediscovered forgotten authors -- 83. Arnold Ridley -- 84. Tom Robbins -- 85. Cynthia Propper Seton -- 86. Idries Shah -- 87. Richard Shaver -- 88. Matthew Phipps Shiel -- 89. Peter Tinniswood -- Lost in translation: the forgotten world authors -- 90. Thomas Tryon -- 91. Arthur Upfield -- 92. Edgar Wallace -- 93. James Redding Ware -- 94. Keith Waterhouse -- 95. Winifred Watson -- The justly forgotten authors -- 96. Dennis Wheatley -- 97. T.H. White -- 98. Kathleen Winsor -- 99. Cornell Woolrich -- The last word -- Acknowledgements -- Index -- Where were all the BAME writers? -- 100. William Melvin Kelley.
Summary Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you're dead. So begins Christopher Fowler's foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from our shelves. Whether male or female, domestic or international, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner - no author, it seems, can ever be fully immune from the fate of being forgotten. And Fowler, as well as remembering their careers, lifts the lid on their lives, and why they often stopped writing or disappeared from the public eye. These 99 journeys are punctuated by 12 short essays about faded once-favourites: including the now-vanished novels Walt Disney brought to the screen, the contemporary rivals of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who did not stand the test of time, and the women who introduced us to psychological suspense many decades before it conquered the world. This is a book about books and their authors. It is for book lovers, and is written by one who could not be a more enthusiastic, enlightening and entertaining guide.
Subject Allingham, Margery, 1904-1966.
Andrews, V. C. (Virginia C.)
Armstrong, Charlotte, 1905-1969.
Baker, Frank, 1908-1983.
Ballantyne, R. M. (Robert Michael), 1825-1894.
Baron, Alexander, 1917-1999.
Barnes, Peter, 1931-2004.
Blanch, Lesley.
Bonfiglioli, Kyril.
Borneman, Ernest, 1915-1995.
Boulle, Pierre, 1912-1994.
Braddon, M. E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1835-1915.
Brahms, Caryl, 1901-1982.
Branch, Pamela, 1920-1967.
Brophy, Brigid, 1929-1995.
Burke, Thomas, 1886-1945.
Buzzati, Dino, 1906-1972.
Carlon, Patricia, 1927-2002.
Comyns, Barbara, 1907-1992.
Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977.
Charteris, Leslie, 1907-1993.
Christopher, John, 1922-2012.
Collier, John, 1901-1980.
Collins, Norman, 1907-1982.
Condon, Richard.
Crispin, Edmund, 1921-1978.
Delafield, E. M., 1890-1943.
Dennis, Patrick, 1921-1976.
Durgnat, Raymond.
Erskine, Rosalind, 1929-2000.
Evans, Christopher Riche.
Finney, Jack.
Firbank, Ronald, 1886-1926.
Fleming, Peter, 1907-1971.
Fletcher, Lucille.
Freeman, R. Austin (Richard Austin), 1862-1943.
Green, Michael, 1927-
Van Greenaway, Peter, 1929-
Gulik, Robert Hans van, 1910-1967.
Guthrie, Thomas Anstey, 1856-1934.
Hamilton, Charles, 1875-1961.
Hanley, James, 1897-1985.
Hassel, Sven, 1917-2012.
Herbert, A. P. (Alan Patrick), 1890-1971.
Heyer, Georgette, 1902-1974.
Hibbert, Eleanor, 1906-1993.
Hodgetts, Sheila, 1924-
Hope, Polly.
Hughes, Richard, 1900-1976.
Joyce, Graham, 1954-2014.
Klane, Robert, 1941-
Kneale, Nigel.
Knox, Ronald Arbuthnott, 1888-1957.
Lambert, Gavin.
Langelaan, George, 1908-1969.
Langley, Noel, 1911-1980.
Laski, Marghanita, 1915-1988.
McDowell, Michael, 1950-1999.
Glashan, John, 1927-1999.
Maclaren-Ross, J. (Julian), 1912-1964.
Marsh, Richard, 1857-1915.
Mee, Arthur, 1875-1943.
Meyrink, Gustav, 1868-1932.
Millar, Margaret, 1915-1994.
Mills, Clifford.
Mitchell, Gladys, 1901-1983.
Moore, Brian, 1921-1999.
Morton, J. B. (John Bingham), 1893-1979.
Nichols, Peter, 1927-2019.
Naughton, Bill.
Orczy, Emmuska Orczy, Baroness, 1865-1947.
Dunsany, Lord, 1878-1957.
Peacock, Thomas Love, 1785-1866.
Porter, Joyce.
Pownall, David, 1938-
Pullar, Philippa, 1935-
Pym, Barbara.
Lobsang Rampa, T. (Tuesday)
Raven, Simon, 1927-2001.
Richardson, Maurice.
Ridley, Arnold, 1896-1984.
Robbins, Tom, 1932-
Seton, Cynthia Propper.
Shah, Idries, 1924-1996.
Shaver, Richard S.
Shiel, M. P. (Matthew Phipps), 1865-1947.
Tinniswood, Peter.
Tryon, Thomas.
Upfield, Arthur W. (Arthur William), 1888-1964.
Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932.
Ware, J. Redding (James Redding)
Waterhouse, Keith.
Watson, Winifred, 1906-2002.
Wheatley, Dennis, 1897-1977.
White, T. H. (Terence Hanbury), 1906-1964.
Winsor, Kathleen.
Woolrich, Cornell, 1903-1968.
Kelley, William Melvin, 1937-2017.
Authors -- Biography.
Literature, Modern -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Biographies.
Literary criticism.
Added Title Forgotten authors
ISBN 1786484900 (paperback)
9781786484901 (paperback)

 
    
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