Palace of green days

palace of green days

  • By:Fred Urquhart
  • ISBN:STANFORD:36105040732567
  • Publication Type: -
  • Category: Classics
  • Condition:Very Good
  • No Of Pages:236
  • Specification:Softcover
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  • Price:Rs 600.00
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  • Rs600.00



I will make you brooches and toys for your delight Of bird - song at morning and star - shine at night . I will make a palace fit for you and me Of green days in forests and blue days at sea . Robert Louis Stevenson The Castle Fred Urquhart (12 July 1912 – 2 December 1995) was a Scottish short story writer.[1] Frederick Burrows Urquhart was born in Edinburgh. His father was chauffeur to the Earl of Breadalbane at Taymouth Castle.[2] He spent much of his childhood in Fife, Perthshire and Wigtownshire.[3] He attended Stranraer High School and Broughton Secondary School.[4] On leaving school at 15 he worked in a bookshop.[5] He was a pacifist and conscientious objector and worked on the land during the Second World War,[6] first at Laurencekirk in the Mearns and later at Woburn Abbey.[7] Here he met George Orwell and the Scottish painters Robert Colquhoun and Robert MacBryde.[8] From 1947 he worked as a reader for a London literary agency, and from 1951 to 1954 he read scripts for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[9] From 1951 to 1974 he was a reader for Cassell, and from 1967 to 1971 for J. M. Dent.[10] He also edited a number of books.[11] Many of his stories revolved around rural life, set in the (fictional) town of Auchencairn.[12] Amongst his work the best regarded is Jezebel's Dust (1951).[13] One obituarist said that, "His skill was to show characters in everyday, conversational action" and, writing in the Manchester Evening News in November 1944, George Orwell praised his "remarkable gift for constructing neat stories with convincing dialogue."[14] Many of his stories were read on the radio,[15] and Palace of Green Days was a Book at Bedtime in 1985.[16]

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