20th century authors: making the connections

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Which writers were fast friends - and who had book-throwing beefs? Unpick the cliques and clans of 20th century literature

By: The OpenLearn team (Programme and web teams)

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Included in the interactive is a guide to many of the 20th Century's prominent novelists and poets, with a guide to the connections between them

  • Who shared a university?
  • Who had a feud with whom?
  • What links George Orwell to PG Wodehouse?

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