Martin Armstrong (writer)

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Martin Donisthorpe Armstrong (* 2 October 1882 - † 24 February 1974) was an English writer and poet, known for his stories. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He served in World War I in the British Army in France - a Private in the Artists' Rifles, he was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 and promoted Lieutenant in 1916. He was included in the final Georgian Poetry anthology.

He married in 1929 Canadian writer Jessie McDonald after she had divorced Conrad Aiken, making Armstrong the stepfather of the young Joan Aiken. He appears in disguised form as a character in Conrad Aiken's Ushant.

Works[edit]

  • Exodus (1912) poems
  • Thirty New Poems (1918)
  • Lady Hester Stanhope (1920) biography
  • The Buzzards and Other Poems (1921)
  • The Puppet Show (1922) stories
  • Jeremy Taylor, A selection from his works (1923) editor
  • The Foster-Mother (n.d.)
  • The Bazaar and Other Stories (1924)
  • The Goat and Compasses (1925) novel
  • Desert, a Legend (1926) novel
  • The Stepson (1927) novel
  • Sir Pompey and Madame Juno (1927) stories
  • Saint Hercules and Other Stories (1927) Paul Nash illustrations
  • St. Christopher's Day (1928) novel
  • Portrait of the Misses Harlowe (1928) story
  • The Three-Cornered Hat (1928) translation
  • Laughing (1928) essay
  • The Sleeping Fury (1929) novel
  • The Bird-catcher and other poems (1929)
  • The Fiery Dive and Other Stories (1929)
  • Adrian Glynde, A Novel (1930)
  • Collected Poems (1931)
  • Blind Man's Mark (1931)
  • The Paintbox, "How and Why" Series (1931)
  • The Romantic Adventures of Mr. Darby and of Sarah his Wife (1931) novel
  • The Fothergill Omnibus (1931) anthology
  • Lover's Leap (1932)
  • Fifty-four Conceits: A Collection of Epigrams and Epitaphs Serious and Comic (1933)
  • General Buntop's Miracle and Other Stories (1934)
  • Venus Over Lannery (1936) novel
  • A Case of Conscience and Other Tales (1937)
  • Spanish Circus: Charles IV of Spain (1937)
  • Victorian Peepshow (1938) autobiography
  • The Major Pleasures of Life, An Anthology (1943)
  • Chichester Concert (1944) ode
  • George Borrow (1950)
  • Selected Stories (1951)
  • The Crumb For The Bird (1970)

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