Famous People from the Isle of Ely

Hartley, Leslie Poles (L P) (1895-1972)

Writer, born near Peterborough. His early short stories, such as Night Fears (1924), established his reputation as a master of the macabre. Later he turned to depicting psychological relationships, and made a new success with such novels as The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944), The Boat (1950), and The Go-Between (1953).

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