A. G. Macdonell's
England, Their England (1933)
Who was who?
by L. J. Hurst
England, Their England was awarded the James Tait Black Prize in 1934.
W. E. Henley wrote “What have I done for you, England, my England? What is there I would not do, England, my own?” in his poem “Pro Rege Nostro” in 1892, collected in For England’s Sake (1900).
In 1915, D. H. Lawrence wrote his short story, “England, My England” – allegedly another roman a clef – which was collected eponymously in 1922.
Macdonell followed in 1933,
and in 1940 George Orwell wrote his essay “England, Your England”.
In 1961 Colin MacInnes published England, Half English, while
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall wrote England, Our England, a revue , a year later (for which Dudley Moore wrote the music).
Does only the question “England, Whose England?” remain outstanding?
Dr Josef Goebbels, the
Reich Minister for Propaganda, in his diary entry for December 8th, 1940
wrote about his experience of reading A. G. Macdonell:
A. G. Macdonell
What Next, Baby? or Shall I
Go to Tanganyika? (1939)
All were published by Macmillan in Britain, except My Scotland, published by Jarrolds
A. G. Macdonell also wrote detective stories under three pseudonyms:
The Seven Stabs (1929)
Body Found Stabbed (1932)
The Factory on the Cliff (1928)
The Professor's Poison (1928)
The Silent Murders (1929)
The Big Ben Alibi (1930)
Murder in Earl's Court (1931)
The Shakespeare Murders (1933)
(Filmed in 1934, as The Third Clue and again in 1938, as The Clayton Treasure Mystery)
KENNEDY, ROBERT MILWARD
(co-authored with Milward Kennedy Burge)
The Bleston Mystery (1928)
Archibald Gordon Macdonell (1895 - 1941)
For Macdonell's biography, click here.
Goebbels/Fred Taylor spell Macdonell's name with a capital D, "MacDonell". Other references do not, which was Macdonell's own usage.