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Category: Literature
Reference No: 10117
Status: Available
Price: £50.00
  Anthony Burgess

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Prolific British author.

Burgess was born Jack Wilson in a small house in Harpurhey, Manchester, the son of a bookkeeper and part-time pianist, and the musician/dancer he met at the Ardwick Empire. When he was a baby he was found lying in his cot with his mother and sister dead beside him, both victims of Spanish flu.

Burgess went to Manchester University, spent six years as a wartime soldier, and then went into education, eventually becoming education officer in Malaya and Brunei. Invalided at home in 1959 with an inoperable brain tumour, he became a professional writer in the hope that in his final year he would provide some security for his wife. The medical diagnosis was wrong, and Burgess stayed with his new career, writing more than 50 books, including 30 novels.
Burgess will always be remembered for his eighth book, A Clockwork Orange (1962)

This is a fine black and white photograph (6.5" x 4.75"), neatly signed and dated (19.10.92) in dark blue fountain pen ink to a clear area of the image. In very good condition.