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L. P. Hartley
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Bio: Leslie Poles Hartley CBE, known as L. P. Hartley, was a British novelist and short story writer. His best-known novels are the Eustace and Hilda trilogy and The Go-Between. The latter was made into a 1970 film, directed by Joseph Losey with a star cast, in an adaptation by Harold Pinter.

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