[☆ King Dido || ¹ PDF Download by ☆ Alexander Baron] #2020


  • Title: King Dido
  • Author: Alexander Baron
  • ISBN: 9781905512812
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Paperback

  • King Dido By Alexander Baron 1911, East London The police collaborate with racketeers to keep an uneasy peace, periodically broken by violent gang wars Dido Peach comes to prominence by breaking the unwritten rules of the street For a brief time he rules the underworld His fall is sudden and spectacular, shaking even the callous and vicious neighbourhood in which he is trapped This new edition is1911, East London The police collaborate with racketeers to keep an uneasy peace, periodically broken by violent gang wars Dido Peach comes to prominence by breaking the unwritten rules of the street For a brief time he rules the underworld His fall is sudden and spectacular, shaking even the callous and vicious neighbourhood in which he is trapped This new edition is introduced by Ken Worpole, author of Dockers and Detectives Five Leaves , which rekindled interest in Baron and many other important yet overlooked British writers of the 20th century.
    Alexander Baron
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information Alexander Baron 4 December 1917 6 December 1999 was a British author and screenwriter He is best known for his highly acclaimed novel about D Day entitled From the City from the Plough 1948 and his London novel The Lowlife 1963 His father was Barnet Bernstein, a Polish Jewish immigrant to Britain who settled in the East End of London in 1908 and later worked as a furrier Alexander Baron was born in Maidenhead and raised in the Hackney district of London He attended Hackney Downs School During the 1930s, with his schoolfriend Ted Willis, Baron was a leading activist and organiser of the Labour League of Youth at that time aligned with the Communist Party , campaigning against the fascists in the streets of the East End Baron became increasingly disillusioned with far left politics as he spoke to International Brigade fighters returning from the Spanish Civil War, and finally broke with the communists after the Hitler Stalin Pact of August 1939.Baron served in the Pioneer Corps of the British Army during World War II, experiencing fierce fighting in the Italian campaign, Normandy and in Northern France and Belgium As a sapper, he was among the first Allied troops to be landed in Sicily, Italy and on D Day He used his wartime experiences as the basis for his three best selling war novels After the war he became assistant editor of Tribune before publishing his first novel From the City from the Plough 1948 At this time, at the behest of his publisher Jonathan Cape, he also changed his name from Bernstein to Baron.Baron s personal papers are held in the archives of the University of Reading His wartime letters and unpublished memoirs were used by the historian Sean Longden for his book To the Victor the Spoils, a social history of the British Army between D Day and VE Day 3 Baron has also been the subject of essays by Iain Sinclair and Ken Worpole.As well as continuing to write novels, in the 1950s Baron wrote screenplays for Hollywood, and by the 1960s he had become a regular writer on BBC s Play for Today, for drama serials like Poldark and A Horseman Riding By, and BBC classic adaptions including Jane Eyre, Sense And Sensibility, and Oliver Twist.

    King Dido By Alexander Baron

    Commentaires:

    John
    The very definition of compelling Like being ordered to sit down, be quiet and listen without interruption to the tale of a man trapped between lack of internal imagination and external circumstance Grim and inevitable Should be recommended to all fans of London novels, crime fiction and good writing Picked up on this via the equally excellent Invisible Ink by Christopher Fowler Strange Attractor 2012 100 authors no one reads any but for no good reason Well worth a delve.

    Nigeyb
    This is the first book I have read by Alexander Baron 1917 1999 having heard very positive things about his work He was a renowned London author, best known for his novel The Lowlife 1963 His first novel, From the City, from the Plough 1948 , was a best seller It was based on Alexander Baron s own war service, fighting across France from the Normandy D Day beaches Baron went on to write many London novels which were similarly based largely on personal experience and observation King Dido 1969 is [...]

    Brian
    Maybe this isn t the best book to read as an introduction to Baron, who people have described as one of Britain s best post war novelists The story was uninspired and the writing clumsy, I thought The best part of the book were the vivid descriptions of East London circa 1911 the rotting tenements, the communal toilets, the working horses, the reality of Dickensian child labor, the danger and desperation of the streets.

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