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William Golding was born in Cornwall in 1911 and was educated at Marlborough Grammar School and at Brasenose College, Oxford. Before he became a schoolmaster he was an actor, a lecturer, a small-boat sailor and a musician. His first novel, Lord of the Flies, was published in 1954. He won the Booker Prize for his novel Rites of Passage in 1980, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1983. He was knighted in 1988. He died at his home in the summer of 1993.

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The Pyramid by William Golding, Penelope Lively
The Pyramid
William Golding, Penelope Lively
Considered to be Golding’s funniest and most accessible novel The Pyramid has been re-published with a modern and distinctive cover and an introduction from author Penelope Lively. In small, rural, 1920’s Stilbourne eighteen year old Oliver’s plans to enjoy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2013

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