Biographical entry Herbert, Alan Patrick (1890 - 1971)
- 24 September 1890
Leatherhead, Surrey, England
- 11 November 1971
- 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. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/31222.