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David Lodge was born in London in 1935. He was educated at University College London, where he took his BA degree in 1955 and his MA in 1959. In between he did National Service in the British Army. He holds a doctorate from the University of Birmingham, where he taught in the English Department from 1960 until 1987, when he retired to become a full-time writer. He retains the title of Honorary Professor of Modern English Literature at Birmingham and continues to live in that city.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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If you like David Lodge you might also like to read books by Colm Toibin, William Boyd and Jonathan Coe.

Featured Books, with extracts, by David Lodge

Quite A Good Time to be Born A Memoir: 1935-1975 by David Lodge
Quite A Good Time to be Born A Memoir: 1935-1975
David Lodge
At last, an autobiography from one of our best novelists, David Lodge. He gives us an acute portrait of a growing boy and a changing Britain. Born in 1935, David Lodge takes his autobiography to 1975 and the publication of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Lives in Writing by David Lodge
Lives in Writing
David Lodge
To say this is a book of essays on writers and writing makes Lives in Writing sound so dull, however delve into its pages and you’ll find essays highlighting what the publisher has called “the splendours and miseries of authorship”....
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/01/2015
Author! Author! by David Lodge
Author! Author!
David Lodge
Bestselling author of eleven novels, mostly with an academic or satirical background, tackles something very different – the waning years of the novelist Henry James’ life as he turns to play writing in a fascinating portrait of the literary and...
Format: Paperback (b Format) - Released: 07/07/2005

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