Any Old Iron (novel)

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Any Old Iron
First edition cover
Author Anthony Burgess
Publisher Hutchinson
Publication date
ISBN 0091738423

Any Old Iron is a fantasy novel by British writer Anthony Burgess, published in 1989.[1]

The novel revolves on a modern update of the Excalibur legend. Among the historical figures fictionalised in the novel are Chaim Weizmann, A. J. Cronin, Winston Churchill, Éamon de Valera, Anthony Eden and Joseph Stalin.

The action centres on the progress of a Welsh-Jewish family through the tumultuous first half of the 20th century and culminates in the birth of Israel.[2]


  1. ^ Campbell, Peter (18 May 1989). "Fictbites". London Review of Books. 11 (10): 16–17. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Fromberg Schaeffer, Susan (26 February 1989). "Beware of Justice, Truth & Beauty". The New York Times: Section 7, Page 12. Retrieved 12 December 2012.