Biographical entry Herbert, Alan Patrick (1890 - 1971)


24 September 1890
Leatherhead, Surrey, England
11 November 1971
London, England
Politician, Writer and Writer of Inscription


Alan Patrick (A.P.) Herbert was born in Surrey in 1890. He came to prominence as a writer with his novel The Secret Battle, the story of a soldier at Gallipoli. He went on to become a writer for Punch and wrote a series of successful musical plays and comedies. He died in 1971.


Pound, Reginald. 'Herbert, Sir Alan Patrick (1890-1971)', rev. Katherine Mullin. In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, edited by H.C.G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Online edition, edited by Lawrence Goldman, 2010. Accessed 22 March 2013.

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