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David K Holbrook
Born 9th January 1923 in
After he got out of the army, Holbrook returned to
For a while, Holbrook shared editorship of Our Time, a Party culture journal, with Edgell Rickword (see separate entry). Teaching for the Workers' Educational Association, and then at a secondary school in Cambridgeshire, followed.
Sometime around the time he let his Party membership lapse, he became a full-time writer. This led to him also becoming a Fellow of King's College,
Over the next three decades, Holbrook produced a massive range literature, poetry and semi-autobiographical novels, and works for schools and children. In his “Going Off The Rails” (2003), he writes about the lives of his paternal forebears in rural
Holbrook died on 11th August 2011, aged 88 years.