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Laughing House

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Title:Laughing House
Author:
Deeping, Warwick (George)   
(15 of 41 for author by title)
Mad Barbara [These White Hands]
Kitty
Published:   1947
Publisher:The Dial Press
Tags:England, fiction
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The story of a house, Beech Hill, built in the year of Waterloo and soon to endure the rigours of the Second World War. Occupied by various units through the early years of the conflict, you'll lament its deterioration at the hands of those with no appreciation of beautiful things. A further story related in the first person, a beautiful and wonderful story of survival. Told by the owner of the house as he is forced to watch from the sidelines. This is indeed a 'laughing house' as it takes everything thrown at it. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Deeping, Warwick (George)

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He was one of the best selling authors of the 1920s and 1930s, with seven of his novels making the best-seller list. Deeping was a prolific writer of short stories, which appeared in such British magazines as Cassell's, The Story-Teller, and The Strand. He also published fiction in several US magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and Adventure. All of the short stories and serialized novels in U.S. magazines were reprints works previously published in Britain. Well over 200 of his original short stories and essays that appeared in various British fiction magazines were never seen in book form. Those works are now available in the multi-volume "Lost Stories" collection.

His early work is dominated by historical romances. His later novels more usually dealt with modern life, and were critical of many tendencies of twentieth-century civilisation. His standpoint was generally that of a passionate individualism, distrustful both of ruling elites and of the lower classes, who were often presented as a threat to his embattled middle-class protagonists. His most celebrated hero is Captain Sorrell M.C., the ex-officer who after the War is reduced to a menial occupation in which he is bullied by those of a lower social class and less education. Deeping's novels often deal with controversial issues.--Wikipedia.

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