E. H. Young entry: Overview screen.
Writing and Life
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As well as eleven 'middle-brow' novels, published between 1910 and shortly after the Second World War and most of them fine examples of the twentieth-century domestic style, E. H. Young wrote stories and poems printed in magazines, and two books for children. Her novels were a popular success, doing well in cheap reprint series and in radio readings and dramatizations.
21 March 1880 Emily Hilda Young was born at Whitley in Northumberland, the middle one among seven children. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 20 June 1910 EHY published her first novel, A Corn of Wheat, with Heinemann: the only one of her books not to be re-issued in the USA. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 30 April 1925 EHY changed her publisher to Jonathan Cape for her next novel, William, which ten years later appeared as one of the first ten titles under the new Penguin imprint. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 25 July 1947 EHY's last novel, Chatterton Square, appeared after many years of gruelling work on it. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 August 1949 EHY died from lung cancer at Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, after several years of illness. Bibliographic Citation link.
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