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Francis Brett Young Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG
Born: June 29, 1884 in Halesowen, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 28, 1954 in Cape Town, South Africa
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Francis Brett Young (1884-1954) was an English novelist, famous for his epic poem The Island (1944) which sold out of its first edition of 23,500 copies immediately upon print.  Other famous works include the Mercian Novels --featuring The Black Diamond (1921), The House Under the Water (1932), and Cold Harbour (1924) --which follows themes based on life in the English West Midlands and Welsh Borders.  Also a composer and playwright, Young's best work has been adapted to film and in television, including My Brother Jonathan (1948) starring Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray. His novel Portrait of Clare (1927, also a Mercian Novel) won the 1927 James Tait Black Memorial Prize.   

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