HOLBROOK, David Kenneth. b. Norwich, 9 January 1923; d. Cambridge, 11 August 2011. Educated at the City of Norwich School and Downing College, Cambridge, Holbrook fought in the Normandy campaign during World War II, landing in France on D-Day and later being wounded, before returning to Cambridge to complete his degree in 1947. He was a tutor at Bassingbourn Village College, Hertfordshire (1954-61), a Research Fellow of King’s College (1961-65), and Fellow and Director of Studies in English at Downing College (1981-88, Emeritus Fellow, 1989).
Holbrook was a voluminous, energetic and passionate writer, publishing novels, poems, literary criticism and works on education. It was his interest...
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