Adrian Glynde

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A&C Black, Mar 4, 2013 - Fiction - 231 pages
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First published in 1930, this is a tale of Adrian Glynde, a thirteen year old boy who has lost his father in WWI and has a troubled relationship with his mother. He struggles with loneliness, complicated family ties and the difficult reality around him as he attempts to grow up and figure out what kind of man he wants to become. Written in 1930 and set between two World Wars, this is a touching coming-of-age story that will be relatable to anyone who has ever felt out-of-place or alone, especially teenagers and preteens.

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Martin Armstrong (1882–1974) was an English writer and poet. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He served in World War I in the British Army in France as a Private in the Artists' Rifles. He was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 and promoted Lieutenant in 1916. He was included in the final Georgian Poetry anthology.

In 1929 he married writer Jessie McDonald, after she had divorced Conrad Aiken, making Armstrong the stepfather of the young Joan Aiken. He appears in disguised form as a character in Conrad Aiken's Ushant.

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