Book
Dutch

De verboden oever

Paul Scott (author)
Title
De verboden oever
Author
Paul Scott 1920-1978
Language
Dutch
Publisher
Amsterdam: Ooievaar, 1996
408 p.
Note
Vert. uit het Engels
ISBN
90-5713-005-X

Availability in Flemish libraries

About Paul Scott

Paul Mark Scott (25 March 1920 – 1 March 1978) was an English novelist, playwright and poet, best known for his tetralogy The Raj Quartet. His novel Staying On won the Booker Prize for 1977.

Early life

Paul Scott was born in Palmers Green, then in Southgate, Middlesex, now in London, growing up there as the younger of two sons. His father, Thomas (1870–1958), was a Yorkshireman who moved south in the 1920s as a commercial artist specializing in furs and lingerie. His mother, Frances, née Mark (1886–1969), the daughter of a labourer from south London, had artistic and social ambitions. In later life Scott differentiated between his mother's creativity and his father's down-to-earth practicality.

Scott was educated at the private Winchmore Hill Collegiate School, but was forced to leave suddenly at the age of 14 without qualifications, when his father's business met financial di…Read more on Wikipedia