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John Betjeman

Poet (28-Aug-1906 — 19-May-1984)


Canida Lycett Green (editor). John Betjeman: Letters. London: Methuen. 1994. (2 vols.) 584pp. + 616pp. Volume I, 1926-51; Volume II, 1954-84.

Bevis Hillier. Young Betjeman. London: John Murray. 1988. Covering 1906-33.

Bevis Hillier. John Betjeman: New Fame, New Love. London: John Murray. 2002. 752pp. Covering 1932-58.

Bevis Hillier. Betjeman: The Bonus of Laughter. London: John Murray. 2004. 745pp. Covering 1958-84.

Bevis Hillier. John Betjeman: A Life in Pictures. London: John Murray. 1984. 160pp.

William S. Peterson. John Betjeman. Oxford University Press. 2006. 568pp.

Derek Stanford. John Betjeman: A Study. London: Neville Spearman. 1961. 159pp.

Margaret L. Stapleton. Sir John Betjeman: A Bibliography of Writings by and About Him. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press. 1974. 143pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.70)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.71)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.150)

  8. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.66)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.28)

  10. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.102)

  11. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.86)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.52)

  13. International Who's Who 1960 (p.85)

  14. Who's Who in Twentieth-Century World Poetry (p.33)

  15. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.48)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.24)

  17. A Dictionary of 20th Century World Biography (Oxford) (p.60)

  18. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.17)

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