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A Week in Literary History

September 18th, 2002

English writer Lord Berners (The Camel, 1936) is born in 1888 in Aplev Park, Shropshire.

Lord Berners, b. September 18, 1883, d. 1950

berners.pngA composer, novelist, painter, and conspicuous aesthete, known as “the English Satie,” Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson Berners is remembered as the model for Lord Merlin in Nancy Mitford’s novel The Pursuit of Love, for his quirky, sometimes fantastic, and wickedly delicious tales, especially The Camel, and for his two superb volumes of autobiography.

Suggested Reading Tales Percy Wallingford, 1914. The Camel, 1936. Mr. Pidger, 1939. Count Omega, 1941. The Romance of a Nose, 1941. Far from the Madding War, 1941. Autobiography First Childhood, 1934. A Distant Prospect, 1945.

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