Hot Countries: A Travel Book

Hot Countries: A Travel Book

by Alec Waugh

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ISBN-13: 9781448200092
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Alec Waugh, 1898-1981, was a British novelist born in London and educated at Sherborne Public School, Dorset. Waugh's first novel, The Loom of Youth (1917), is a semi-autobiographical account of public school life that caused some controversy at the time and led to his expulsion. Waugh was the only boy ever to be expelled from The Old Shirburnian Society.

Despite setting this record, Waugh went on to become the successful author of over 50 works, and lived in many exotic places throughout his life which later became the settings for some of his texts. He was also a noted wine connoisseur and campaigned to make the 'cocktail party' a regular feature of 1920s social life.

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