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Ernest Bramah

(Ernest Bramah Smith)
UK (1868 - 1942)

Bramah was a reclusive soul, who shared few details of his private life with his reading public. His full name was Ernest Bramah Smith. It is known that he dropped out of Manchester Grammar School at the age of 16, after displaying poor aptitude as a student and thereafter went into farming, and began writing vignettes for the local newspaper. Bramah's father was a wealthy man who rose from factory hand to a very wealthy man in a short time, and who supported his son in his various career attempts.

Bramah went to Fleet Street after the farming failure and became a secretary to Jerome K. Jerome, rising to a position as editor of one of Jerome's magazines. At some point, he appears to have married Mattie.
Anthologies containing stories by Ernest Bramah
Short stories
The Curious Circumstnces of the Two Left Shoes
The Game Played in the Dark
Kin Yen, the Picture-Maker
The Probation of Sen Heng
The Secret of Headlam Height
The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage
The Ghost at Massingham Mansions (1923)
Who Killed Charlie Winpole? (1923)

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