Leslie Poles Hartley

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Leslie Poles Hartley (30 December 1895 – 13 December 1972), known as L. P. Hartley, was a British novelist and short story writer. His best-known novels are the Eustace and Hilda trilogy (1947) and The Go-Between (1953). 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... more »

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  • ''The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.''
    L.P. (Leslie Poles) Hartley (1895-1972), British author. The Go-Between, prologue (1953).
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