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Angus Wilson
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Born in Bexhill, Sussex
Born on 11th of August 1913
Died on 31st of May 1991

Born 1913. Died 1991 - English writer.



Educated at Merton College, Oxford. Began writing in 1946 and achieved success with The Wrong Set (1949), a collection of short stories. Best selling novels included Hemlock and After (1952) and Anglo-Saxon attitudes (1956). Wrote one play The Mulberry Bush (1955).

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