1920 - He was born on the 9th of May in Newbury, Berkshire, England.
1940 - He served in the British Army for six years.
1948 - He was given a Class B discharge to continue his studies and he received a master's degree from
Worcester College at Oxford University.
- He was a senior civil servant who worked as an Assistant Secretary for the Department of Agriculture.
1972 - His best-known work has sold over 50 million copies world-wide, earning him more than all his other
books put together.
1974 - He has been a full-time author of his second novel "Shardik".
1983 - He also contested the general election.
- He now lives, with his wife, Elizabeth, within 10 miles of his birthplace.
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