L. P. Hartley

Novelist, Author

1895 – 1972

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Who was L. P. Hartley?

Leslie Poles Hartley CBE, known as L. P. Hartley, was a British novelist and short story writer. His best-known novels are the Eustace and Hilda trilogy and The Go-Between. The latter was made into a 1970 film, directed by Joseph Losey with a star cast, in an adaptation by Harold Pinter. Its opening sentence, "The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there", has become almost proverbial.

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Born
Dec 30, 1895
Whittlesey
Also known as
  • L.P. Hartley
  • Leslie Poles Hartley
Parents
Siblings
Nationality
  • England
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Harrow School
  • Balliol College
  • Clifton College
Died
Dec 13, 1972
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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