Simon Raven (Simon Arthur Noel Raven)

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London, England, UK
One of the most brilliant novelists of his generation, Simon Raven was also one of Britain's foremost television scriptwriters. His magisterial 'Alms For Oblivion' sequence of novels concerned the foibles and moral hubris of the upper and upper-middle classes in the post war years and were deserved classics which acquired him an international reputation as a writer and something of a notorious libertine.

A larger than life character he loved cricket, gambling, alcohol and had affairs with both sexes. Sometimes accused of snobbery he claimed that he wrote "for people like myself, well educated, worldly and sceptical. Read more...


Character: Himself

Monitor 1958