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A Week in Literary History

May 20th, 2002

American novelist W.M. (William Mode) Spackman (An Armful of Warm Girl, 1978) is born in 1905 in Coatesville, Pa.

W.M. Spackman, b. May 20, 1905, d. 1990

William Mode Spackman, a Rhodes Scholar and a classics instructor, came to writing late in life and then turned out delicate and lovely romantic and comedic books. For one of these, he will not be forgotten: An Armful of Warm Girl, his first novel, published when he was sixty-seven years old.

Suggested Reading Books An Armful of Warm Girl, 1972. The Complete Fiction of W.M. Spackman, 1997.

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