Tag: writer

6th December 2016

The Life of Simon Raven, Novelist and Brother

Simon Arthur Noël Raven (28 December 1927 – 12 May 2001) was an English novelist, essayist, dramatist and raconteur who, in a writing career of forty years, caused controversy, amusement and offence. In later life, he retired to the Charterhouse, and while there was featured as the subject of an... continue

19th January 2016

The Life of John Maddison Morton, Playwright and Brother

John Maddison Morton (3 January 1811 – 19 December 1891) was an English playwright who in later life became a Brother of the Charterhouse. He was famous in the 19th century for his one-act farces, though with the exception of Box and Cox (1847), Morton’s plays have not been performed regularly since... continue

22nd September 2015

The Brothers’ Reading Group: The Best of Hugh Kingsmill

In the following video, Brother Brooke Kingsmill-Lunn delves into the work of his father, Hugh Kingsmill (1889-1949). A talker of tremendous verve, Hugh Kingsmill wrote over thirty books in his career, including works of science fiction and parody, and in-depth biographies on such notable figures as... continue

16th June 2015

Charles Dalmon, Poet and Brother

Charles William Dalmon (1862-1938) was a British poet who, in retirement, became a Brother of the Charterhouse. He published many poems during his lifetime, many of them about Sussex, the county in which he was born and for many years lived. Siegfried Sassoon and Ralph Hodgson both considered Dalmon a... continue

10th April 2015

Sir Wilfred Thesiger and the Charterhouse (1998)

According the following article, Wilfred Thesiger (above, left), the great travel writer and explorer, apparently expressed a desire of becoming a Brother of the Charterhouse in the final years of his life. Thesiger is best known for two books: Arabian Sands (1959), which recounts his travels in the... continue

20th March 2015

London Antiques by Washington Irving

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American writer who is perhaps best remembered for his short stories, particularly “Rip Van Winkle” (1819) and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” (1820). Although born in New York City, Iriving moved to England in 1815... continue

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