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Richard Hughes was born in 1900 and educated at Chaterhouse School and Oriel College, Oxford. A highly original and idiosyncratic writer, he wrote poems and plays as well as novels, but it is for these that he is best remembered, the most famous of which was his first, A High Wind in Jamaica, published in 1929. A remarkable man, he could number Masefield, Yeats, T.E. Lawrence, Robert Graves, Augustus John and Dylan Thomas amongst his friends and acquaintances. Married to the painter Frances Bazley in 1932, he died in 1976.

Books by Richard Hughes

Super Patriotic Heroes

During World War II, a legion of star-spangled, flag-draped superheroes fought to defeat the forces of evil. Rediscover them now, when we need them most! This book paints a compelling history and presents the exciting, full comic book stories.

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A High Wind in Jamaica

'A quite extraordinary and unforgettable book' Ralph StrausPublished to great acclaim in 1929, this classic tale of childhood was Richard Hughes' first novel and became a bestseller. Doing away with Victorian sentimental visions of childhood, it paved the way for later works such as Golding's Lord of the Flies

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In Hazard

'A tremendous piece of dramatic narrative description-as thrilling a yarn as you are likely to pick up-Magnificent' Sunday Times

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