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Nicholas Monsarrat

(Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat)
UK flag (1910 - 1979)

Nicholas Monsarrat was born in Liverpool and educated at Cambridge University, where he studied law. His career as a solicitor encountered a swift end when he decided to leave Liverpool for London, with a half-finished manuscript under his arm and £40 in his pocket. With the publication of his classic, The Cruel Sea, he became one of the most successful novelists of the twentieth century, whose rich and varied collection bears the hallmark of a truly gifted writer.
Signs of the Times
1. The Time Before This (1962)
2. Smith and Jones (1963)
Master Mariner
1. Running Proud (1978)
2. Darken Ship (1980)
The Master Mariner (omnibus) (2000)
Anthologies edited
Non fiction series
Non fiction