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Love and a sword: a tale of the Afridi War.

Author King, Kennedy [i.e. George Douglas Brown]
Title Love and a sword: a tale of the Afridi War.
Imprint London: John Macqueen
Date of Publication 1899
Language English
Notes The Scottish author George Douglas Brown (1869-1902) is best known for his work "The House with the Green Shutters", which was published in autumn 1901 in both Britain and the United States under the pseudonym 'George Douglas'. That work has long been regarded as a milestone in Scottish literature; a decisive move away from the sentimental, 'kailyard', Scottish novels of the 19th century. Before his ground-breaking novel appeared, Brown had moved, after leaving Oxford University in 1895, to London, with the intention of forging a literary career. However, in order to make ends meet he had to work as a hack author, writing poetry, reviews, and short stories for a number of periodicals, as well adventure books for boys. "Love and a sword" published under the pseudonym 'Kennedy King', was his first published book, an adventure story set in India and the North-West Frontier, with a Scottish hero, Roderick Gordon, as the protagonist.
Shelfmark AB.2.211.006
Reference Sources Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Acquired on 20/05/11
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