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A N Wilson
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Born in Stone, Staffordshire
Born on 27th of October 1950

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Born 1950 - English novelist, biographer and journalist.


Educated at Rugby and Oxford. First novel was The Sweets of Pimlico (1977). Later works include A Bottle in the Smoke (1989) and A Watch in the Dark (1996). Has written biographies on Sir Walter Scott, Milton, Tolstoy and Jesus. Literary editor of the Evening Standard from 1990-1997.

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