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British autobiographical novels

This list has 1 sub-list and 72 members. See also British autobiographies, British novels by genre, Autobiographical novels by nationality of author
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  • Love for Lydia
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    Love for Lydia is a semi-autobiographical novel written by British author H. E. Bates, first published in 1952.
  • Alaric Jacob British writer
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    Harold Alaric Jacob (8 June 1909 – 26 January 1995) was an English writer and journalist. He was a Reuters correspondent in Washington in the 1930s and a war correspondent during World War II in North Africa, Burma and Moscow.
  • My Autobiography (Miedzianik)
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    My Autobiography is the debut and only prose novel by British autistic poet David Miedzianik. Published in December 1986 by the University of Nottingham, the book chronicles Miedzianik's life from birth until 1985, when the book was written.
  • Testimonies (novel)
    Testimonies (novel) 1952 novel by Patrick O'Brian
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    Testimonies is a 1952 novel, set in North Wales, by the English author Patrick O'Brian. It was first published in the UK under the title Three Bear Witness, and in the US as Testimonies.
  • Penguins Stopped Play
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    Penguins Stopped Play: Eleven Village Cricketers Take on the World is a 2006 semi-autobiographical novel by the English writer and producer Harry Thompson. It describes the author's experiences forming and travelling with the Captain Scott XI, an English amateur cricket team, around Britain and abroad. It was published a year after the author's death.
  • The River Flows (novel)
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    The River Flows is a semi-autobiographical novel by the British writer F. L. Lucas. His first novel, it was published in 1926. The title is taken from a poem by T'ao Ch'ien, translated by Arthur Waley, three lines from which form the novel's epigraph.
  • Grits (novel)
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    Grits is the debut novel by British author Niall Griffiths, published in 2000 by Jonathan Cape. Set in and around Aberystwyth and concerning promiscuity, drugs, alcohol, and petty crime it gained for its author, who lives and works in the town the dubious honorific "the Welsh Irvine Welsh". The novel is largely autobiographical, Griffiths moved to Aberystwyth to research a PhD in post-war British poetry but soon became, as he puts it, an "enthusiastic participator in parties" and dropped out of his studies.
  • A Voice Through a Cloud
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    A Voice Through a Cloud is an autobiographical novel by Denton Welch, who became a writer after a serious accident which had long-term effects on his health. The book describes his bicycle accident when he was an art student, and subsequent experiences in hospital wards and a nursing home. The book was almost complete when the writer died in December 1948 aged 33.
  • The Railway Man (book)
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    The Railway Man is an autobiographical book by Eric Lomax about his experiences as a prisoner of war during World War II and being forced to help build the Thai-Burma Railway for the Japanese military. The book won the NCR Book Award and the PEN/Ackerley Prize for autobiography.
  • Ultramarine (novel)
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    Ultramarine is the first novel by English writer Malcolm Lowry. Published in 1933, the novel follows a young man aboard a steamer in the early 20th century and his struggle to gain acceptance from his crew mates. Lowry tinkered with the novel until his death, adapting it also to make it fit with his second novel, Under the Volcano (1947).
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