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The book of forgotten authors, Christopher Fowler

Label
The book of forgotten authors
Title
The book of forgotten authors
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Fowler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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Fowler, Christopher
Dewey number
820
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors
  • Books and reading
  • Literature, Modern
  • Authors
Target audience
adult
Label
The book of forgotten authors, Christopher Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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. Earnest 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. Patric 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. Juliane 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
Control code
000060972931
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9781786484895
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982421562
Label
The book of forgotten authors, Christopher Fowler
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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. Earnest 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. Patric 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. Juliane 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
Control code
000060972931
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 374 pages
Isbn
9781786484895
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)982421562

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