Gerald Kersh


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Gerald Kersh (1911–1968) was a British writer. Born in 1911, he began to write at the age of 8. After leaving school he worked as, amongst other things, a cinema manager, bodyguard, debt collector, fish & chip cook, travelling salesman, French teacher and all-in-wrestler whilst attempting to 'make it' as a writer.

He published his first novel Jews Without Jehovah in 1934 but in the ... more »

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  • ''Now, you mummy's darlings, get a rift on them boots. Definitely shine 'em, my little curly-headed lambs, for in our mob, war or no war, you die with clean boots on.''
    Gerald Kersh (1911-1968), British author, journalist. They Die With Their Boots Clean, prologue (1941).
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