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"Blanche is written with a terrible authority, the authority that comes from artistic necessity when the writer is compelled to write by his demon, rather than by his agent or promoter." -- Paul Bailey
Paul Bailey (born 16 February 1937) is a British writer.

He won a scholarship to the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1953 and worked as an actor between 1956 and 1964. He became a freelance writer in 1967.

He was appointed Literary Fellow at Newcastle and Durham Universities (1972-4), and was awarded a Bicentennial Fellowship in 1976, enabling him to travel to the USA, where he was Visiting Lecturer in English Literature at the North Dakota State University (1977-9). He was awarded the E. M. Forster Award in 1974 and in 1978 he won the George Orwell Prize for his essay "The Limitations of Despair", first published in The Listener magazine.

Paul Bailey's novels include At The Jerusalem (1967), which is set in an old people's home, and which won a Somerset Maugham Award and an Arts Council Writers' Award; Peter Smart's Confessions (1977) and Gabriel's Lament (1986), both shortlisted for the Booker Prize for Fiction; and Sugar Cane (1993), a sequel to Gabriel's Lament. Kitty and Virgil (1998) is the story of the relationship between an Englishwoman and an exiled Romanian poet. In his last novel, Uncle Rudolf (2002), the narrator looks back on his colourful life and his rescue as a young boy from a likely death in fascist Romania, by his uncle, a gifted lyric tenor and the novel's eponymous hero.

He has also written plays for radio and television: At Cousin Henry's was broadcast in 1964 and his adaptation of Joe Ackerley's We Think the World of You was televised in 1980. His non-fiction books include a volume of memoir, entitled An Immaculate Mistake: Scenes from Childhood and Beyond (1990), and Three Queer Lives: An Alternative Biography of Naomi Jacob, Fred Barnes and Arthur Marshall (2001), a biography of three gay popular entertainers from the twentieth century.

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Total Books: 106
The Prince's Boy A Novel
2014 - The Prince's Boy a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781620407196
ISBN-10: 1620407191
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Superhero Syndrome
2014 - Superhero Syndrome (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781493107018
ISBN-10: 1493107011
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy

Chapman's Odyssey A Novel
2012 - Chapman's Odyssey a Novel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781608198214
ISBN-10: 1608198219
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Deliver Me From Eva
2011 - Deliver Me From Eva (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780982633953
ISBN-10: 0982633955
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Ethics In Particular The Woman the Liar  the Murderer
2010 - Ethics in Particular the Woman the Liar the Murderer (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781450554671
ISBN-10: 1450554679

The Development of the Upper Sacramento River
2010 - The Development of the Upper Sacramento River [no.13] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153575874
ISBN-10: 1153575876

The Control of Floods by Reservoirs
2010 - The Control of Floods By Reservoirs [no.14] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153467100
ISBN-10: 1153467100

Supplemental Report on Water Resources of California
2010 - Supplemental Report on Water Resources of California [no.9] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153449823
ISBN-10: 115344982X

Le confessioni di Peter Smart Autobiografia di un attore fallito
2010 - Le Confessioni Di Peter Smart Autobiografia Di Un Attore Fallito (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788889113486
ISBN-10: 8889113480

Sam Brannan and the California Mormons
2009 - Sam Brannan and the California Mormons (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781151404275
ISBN-10: 1151404276

Crash Course A Consumer Guide To Collision Repair
2009 - Crash Course a Consumer Guide to Collision Repair (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781441474636
ISBN-10: 1441474633

Jacob Hamblin Buckskin Apostle
2008 - Jacob Hamblin Buckskin Apostle (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781436714297
ISBN-10: 143671429X

Censoring Sexuality
2008 - Censoring Sexuality [Manifestos for the Twenty-First Century] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781905422562
ISBN-10: 1905422563

Think of an Elephant Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life
For This My Glory
2007 - For This My Glory (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780548060834
ISBN-10: 0548060835

Francis Bacon Portraits And Heads
2006 - Francis Bacon Portraits and Heads (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903278666
ISBN-10: 190327866X
Genre: Arts & Photography

Three Queer Lives An Alternative Biography of Naomi Jacob Fred Barnes and Arthur Marshall
A Dog's Life
2004 - A Dog's Life (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780141011967
ISBN-10: 0141011963
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

An Immaculate Mistake Scenes from Childhood and Beyond
2004 - An Immaculate Mistake Scenes From Childhood and Beyond (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780141015187
ISBN-10: 0141015187

Uncle Rudolf A Novel
2004 - Uncle Rudolf a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312318345
ISBN-10: 0312318340
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Uncle Rudolf
2003 - Uncle Rudolf (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781841157597
ISBN-10: 1841157597
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

2001 - China in the Twentieth Century [Historical Association Studies] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2000 - David Copperfield [Oxford World's Classics Hardcovers] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1992 - At the Jerusalem [Bloomsbury Classic] (Hardcover)Paperback
1988 - Gabriel's Lament [King Penguin] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - Mastering Office Practice [Macmillan Master Series: Business] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - Mastering Typewriting Skills [Macmillan Master Series Business] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - Mastering Keyboarding [Macmillan Master Guides] (Paperback)Paperback
1979 - Letters Postcards and Memoranda [Typing task book] (Paperback)
Typing for Colleges Bk 1 [Macmillan books in the office arts] (Paperback)
Typing for Colleges Bk 2 [Macmillan books in the office arts] (Hardcover)
Holy Smoke a Dissertation on the Utah War [Great West Indian series ; v. 44] (Hardcover)
A Dogs Life [Collector's Edition] (Audio Cassette)