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John Gerard Braine was born 13 April 1922 in Bradford, England. After leaving school he had a few uninspiring jobs until becoming an assistant librarian before serving in the Royal Navy during the war. In 1951 he took the step of leaving his job to become a full time freelance writer. He tried short stories with no success, turning his hand to articles for magazines and periodicals. Illness forced him to abandon his writing for the security of the library service once again. During a period of convalescence he began to write his first, and best known, novel Room at the Top. It met with both critical acclaim and commercial success, entering the best seller charts and quickly running into reprint. He returned to full time writing and moved to London. He struggled to produce anything to match his first book but that does not detract from his other work. He died on 28 October 1986.
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Title   Date Notes
Room at the Top Eyre 1957  
The Vodi Eyre 1959  
Life at the Top Eyre 1962  
The Jealous God Eyre 1964  
The Crying Game Eyre 1968  
Stay with me Till Morning Eyre 1970  
Queen of a Distant Country Methuen 1972  
Writing a Novel Methuen 1974  
The Pious Agent Methuen 1975  
Waiting for Sheila Methuen 1976  
Finger of Fear Methuen 1977  
JB Priestly Nicolson 1979  
One and Last Love Methuen 1981  
The Two of Us Methuen 1984  
These Golden Days Methuen 1985  

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