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Andre Maurois - Author

Maurois was born at Elbeuf as the son of a textile manufacturer. His family had fled Alsace after the Franco-Prussian War (1870) and took refuge in Normandy, where they owned a woolen mill at Elbeuf. Maurois was a brilliant student. He studied at the lycée of Elbeuf and Rouen, received barchelor's degree in letters and science and continued for a degree in philosophy at the University of Caen. From the age of eighteen to twenty-six he worked at his father's factory. When the World War I broke out, Maurois was first attached as an interpreter, then as a liaison officer to the British Army.

As a novelist Maurois made his debut with The Silence of Colonel Bramble (1918), which was based on his experiences in the war.

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Fattypuffs And Thinifers
Andre Maurois
Edmund was fat and loved food - just like his mother. His brother Terry was thin - just like his father. The boys were amazed when they found themselves on opposite sides in a battle between the warring nations of...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: 7+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/10/2000
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