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Papers of Russell Braddon, 1943-1995 (bulk 1943-1973) [manuscript]
Bib ID 4179416
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1943-1995] 
20 cm. (1 box) 
Summary

Letters (1943-1953) including those written by Braddon to his mother during imprisonment in Changi; newspaper clippings from 1949 to 1995 relating to Braddon's career as an author; newspaper clippings of reviews for Braddon's You'll never get off this island (1960); typescript of Braddon's The taming of the shrew (1966); bound copy for his mother of a typescript draft of Braddon's Out of the storm.

Biography/History

Russell Braddon was born in Sydney and educated at the University of Sydney. He was imprisoned in Changi for four years during World War II, and his controversial book, The naked island, describing his experiences as a prisoner, sold more than a million copies. He wrote biographies, novels, histories and TV scripts. He lived in Britain from 1949 until 1993, and died in NSW in 1995.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 10015.

Subjects Braddon, Russell, 1921-1995 -- Archives.  |  Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.  |  Prisoners of war -- Singapore -- Changi -- Correspondence.
Occupation Authors.  |  Biographers.
Terms of Use Copying of Russell Braddon's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 

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