RARA-AVIS: Re: E W Hornung.

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 11 Nov 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "m23to53" <library.john@...> wrote:
> >
> > > "Patrick King"
> > > abrasax93@
> > > wrote:
> > >> I don't dismiss Hornung at all. I love Hornung. But
> > >
> > > his books are our of print.
> >
> Have you read any of the collections of Raffles stories written by
> Berry Perowne (i.e. Philip Atkey) in the 1930s. Have managed to get
> hold of one, and enjoyed it. It's a pity someone has not released a
> collection of them since.

Barry Perowne, an outstanding writer, seems to be all but forgotten. Occasionally one of his stories will appear in an anthology, but I bet his name has little recognition. Marvellous writer. I was thinking of this oblivion phenomenon the other day, while rereading a collection of short stories (not crime stories) by the great A.E. Coppard, another English master living with the cobwebs except for the occasional appearance in an anthology for students... Tough luck.



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