Paul Scott

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Paul Mark Scott (25 March 1920 in Southgate - 1 March 1978 in London) was a British novelist, playwright, and poet, best known for his monumental tetralogy the Raj Quartet. His novel Staying On won the Booker Prize for 1977.

Paul Scott was born in Southgate, Middlesex, the younger of two sons. His father, Thomas (1870–1958), was a Yorkshireman who moved to London in the 1920s and was a ... more »

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  • ''Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it's the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people's hearts lie.''
    Paul Scott (1920-1978), British author. Count Bronowsky, in The Day of the Scorpion, bk. 1, pt. 3, ch. 3 (1968).
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