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After graduation from Oxford, Geoffrey Household went to Spain, where he worked for the United Fruit Company. He moved to the USA in 1929 and wrote children's encyclopedias and radio plays. He also worked as a traveling salesman. During World War II, he served in British Intelligence in several European countries. After the war ended, he concentrated on his writing and produced numerous novels, short stories, and an autobiography. He's best remembered today for his thriller Rogue Male (1939).
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