Thursday, January 21, 2010

Booking Through Unknown Favourite

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Who’s your favorite author that other people are NOT reading?


I can only think of one, who despite being a prolific writer and producing real good work, has simply disappeared from the reading world.

Warwick Deeping (1877-1950): A medical doctor, native of England, he left his practice to write novels. His most creative period was 1903-1950 and his most famous work was Sorrell and Son, 1925. He wrote some 60 odd novels and was very widely known in England and America. He wrote many historical novels and excelled in the Edwardian period. I have read around 10 of his novels, mostly pertaining to the time period he lived. The simplicity of the prose and complexity of the story make some of his novels outstanding. I would have read more but his books are unavailable. Right now I am trying to get hold of ebooks which are available for free. I do think that he needs to be read. Despite being a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s, for some reason, he is not at all known now. I hope some publisher thinks of resuscitating his books. It would be worth anything. Do check him out at wikipedia.



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13 comments:

Novroz said...

Interesting. The word 'odd novels' really intriqued me.

Book Dilettante said...

I can think of a journalist who wrote books in the WWII period and before - Emily Hahn. Wish they'd reprint her books too.

Diane said...

This sounds like a great topic and an opportunity to learn about some great authors. I love the cover of Laughing House.

Jennifer said...

More new discoveries. M list is growing. My BTT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-21-january.html

bermudaonion said...

I've never heard of him, but I wrote his name down. Thanks for the recommendation!

Susan B. Evans said...

I've never heard of him, but he's going on my library list now :) My favorite relatively unknown author is Brian S. Matthews. Here's my full response.

Bluestocking said...

This sounds interesting. Here is mine

Alayne said...

Beautiful pick. Mine is at The Crowded Leaf.

fredamans said...

Looks good.

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-favorite.html

eveningreader said...

I have been looking for more Edwardian writers. Thanks very much for this recommendation!

Michelle said...

Sounds interesting. I'll definitely have to check him out.

mattviews said...

ve never heard of him; but something about a doctor who takes up fiction writing always intrigues me. I wonder if the books are hard to find.

lilly said...

Hhhmm, I of course haven't heard of him which really does seem like a shame. I will have to look for one of his books and see.