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Dornford Yates

A. J. Smithers

Dornford Yates

a biography

by A. J. Smithers

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Published by Hodder and Stoughton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Yates, Dornford, 1885-1960.,
  • Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementA.J. Smithers.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6047.A73 Z87 1985
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 240 p. :
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2317296M
    ISBN 100340384735
    LC Control Number86198648

    Dornford Yates (the pen name of Cecil Wm. Mercer, ) is a writer who thrived in the interwar period but who has never enjoyed a revival. He is usually linked with thriller writers of the period such as John Buchan, Sapper and Edgar Wallace. But their works and reputations remain better known.   Readers interested in Yates will find A.J. Smithers book Dornford Yates, A Biography and Richard Usborne’s The Clubland Heroes invaluable. Usborne’s book is perhaps the only one to really study the phenomena of Yates, Sapper, and Buchan’s ‘shockers’ and is a classic in the field.

    Dornford Yates was the pseudonym of the English novelist Cecil William Mercer (7 August – 5 March ), whose novels and short stories, some humorous (the Berry books), some thrillers (the Chandos books), were best-sellers in the period between the First and Second World Wars. A story from Dornford Yates’ later career, of stolen treasure, set against a backdrop of World War II: adventure, a travelling circus and much more besides. Lots of favourite Yates characters are here, as well as some new ones, like the Portuguese mule in trousers, and a few striking villains.

    Dornford Yates is the pseudonym of Cecil William Mercer. Born into a middle-class Victorian family, his parents scraped together enough money to send him to Harrow. The son of a solicitor, he qualified for the Bar but gave up legal work in favour of his great passion for writing. item 3 Berry and Co by Dornford Yates Hardcover Book Free Shipping! - Berry and Co by Dornford Yates Hardcover Book Free Shipping! $ Free shipping. No ratings or reviews yet. Be the first to write a review. Best Selling in Nonfiction. See all.


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Dornford Yates has 50 books on Goodreads with ratings. Dornford Yates’s most popular book is Blind Corner (Chandos #1). As a consequence of education and experience, Yates' books feature the genteel life, a nostalgic glimpse at Edwardian decadence and a number of swindling solicitors.

In his hey day and as testament to the fine writing in his novels, Dornford Yates' work was placed in the bestseller list. Dornford Yates is the author of Blind Corner ( avg rating, 93 ratings, 15 reviews, published ), Berry and Co. ( avg rating, 92 ratings, 8 rev Home My Books/5.

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Yates’s stories had been appearing in the Windsor Magazine sincebut his first book, a collection, The Brother of Daphne, was published in His contribution to Mr Stamper’s book must have been one of his earliest excursions into : Richard Usborne.

Notes: a Dornford Yates 'memoir', in the form of conversation between members of the Pleydell family, Berry recalling childhood and Oxford days and 'Boy' his time at the bar (incl. the trial of Crippen), with odd comments by Daphne and Jill; includes comment on the characters of many of Yates books and an account (pp) of the return to and final departure from Gracedieu, 'The House that Berry Built'.

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[] (). Dornford Yates' writing brings back days of yesteryear, which is a refreshing change from where we live today - reading this book lifted me both with laughter and scenery from the past when people knew how to live with grace.

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Red in the morning by YATES, Dornford and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   As a consequence of his education and experience, Yates’ books encompass the genteel life; a nostalgic glimpse at Edwardian decadence and a number of swindling solicitors, and he regularly featured in bestseller lists and was greatly admired by both readers and fellow : House of Stratus, Incorporated.

Dornford Yates was the pseudonym of the English novelist, Cecil William Mercer, whose novels and short stories, some humorous (the Berry books), some thrillers (the Chandos books), were best-sellers in the year interwar period between the First and Second world wars.

The pen name, Dornford Yates, first in print inresulted from combining the surnames of his grandmothers – Written works: The Brother of Daphne, Lower Than Vermin, Red In The Morning. Dornford Yates eBooks. Buy Dornford Yates eBooks to read online or download in PDF or ePub on your PC, tablet or mobile device.

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Click on the book title to see more details including synopsis, books by same author etc. In the inter-war period, Yates sold around two million copies of these books, though even then he was a bit of an acquired taste. Those who liked him, loved him, and they devoured every title.

But there weren’t many casual readers, as there were for the other thriller writers of the time, the likes of Sapper, Edgar Wallace, John Buchan. It’s striking, for example, that no films were ever made of .Dornford Yates: | | | |Cecil William Mercer| | | | | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias available, and the most.