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Angus Wilson

Angus Frank Johnstone Wilson (1913-1991 ) was a British novelist and short story writer, knighted for his services to literature. Wilson was born in Bexhill[?], Sussex, England, to an English father and South African mother. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, and became a librarian at the British Museum in 1937. His first publication was a collection of short stories, The Wrong Set (1949). His writing has a strongly satirical vein. Several of his books have been adapted for television.


  • Such Darling Dodos (1950)
  • Hemlock and After (1952)
  • Anglo-Saxon Attitudes (1956)
  • The Old Men at the Zoo (1961)
  • Late Call (1965)
  • No Laughing Matter (1967)
  • As If By Magic (1973)
  • Setting the World on Fire (1980)


  • The Mulberry Bush (1955)

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