'Epaminondas and his Mammy's
A story by CONSTANCE Egan , told by DOROTHY SUMMERS
' New Books and Old a a talk by GEORGE WRIGHT
'A Ride on a Logging Train'
A feature presented by Captain W. R. N. Kettlewell , R.N., and PEGGY KETTLE-WELL , with songs by DORIS Aldrige
Captain W. R. N.
by FRANCIS BRETT YOUNG
Arranged for Broadcasting by E. G. Twitchett and read by E. MARTIN BROWNE
Awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, 'Portrait of Clare ' was published in 1927. The author, Francis Brett Young , was born near Birmingham in 1884. Many of the male members of his family were doctors, but when at the age of six he was asked what he wanted to be, ' this dreadful little prig ' -his own deprecating description-replied : ' a poet'. But Brett Young , like his father, grandfather, and great-uncles, first became a doctor. He practised as a ship's surgeon, and then on land among the Devon fisher-folk and the coal-mining districts of the Midlands.
The Great War came along, and Brett Young was to be found in charge of an ambulance in East Africa-a fine description of the conditions during this campaign is to be found in his novel ' Jim Redlake '. He is now, of course, one of the foremost English novelists with a score of books to his credit.
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