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John Braine Biography
John Braine (April 13, 1922 October 28, 1986) was a British novelist.

Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, Braine left grammar school at 16 and worked in a shop, a laboratory and a factory before becoming, after the war, a librarian. Although he wrote twelve works of fiction, Braine is chiefly remembered today for his first novel, Room at the Top (1957), which was also turned into a successful movie (1959). Braine is usually associated with the Angry Young Men movement.

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Fiction
Room at the Top (1957)
The Jealous God (1964)
The Crying Game (1968)
Stay With Me Till Morning (1970)
The Pious Agent (1975)
Waiting for Sheila (1976)

Non-fiction
Writing a Novel (1974)
J. B. Priestley (1978)
 
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