James Aldridge

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ALDRIDGE, James (1918) Australian-born novelist and journalist who has lived mostly in England. He has based his fiction on themes of contemporary history and on his love of nature; and several novels - Signed with Their Honour (1942) and I Wish He Would Not Die (1957) - are based on his experiences as a war correspondent. The main interest of his work is in its sympathetic handling of human concerns in a violent, chaotic modern world.

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The Diplomat (1949)
The Hunter (1950)
Heroes of the Empty View (1954)
Signed with Their Honour (1954)
Undersea Hunting for Inexperienced Englishmen (1955)
I Wish He Would Not Die (1957)
The Last Exile (1961)
A Captive in the Land (1962)
The Statesman's Game (1966)
My Brother Tom (1966)
The Flying 19 (1966)

James Aldridge was raised in Swan Hill in Victoria, Australia. In 1938 saw a move to London, England where he began to work as a journalist, working for some of the leading newspapers. The OIJ presented him the gold medal for journalism in 1972.

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