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Elaine Dundy (1921–2008)

Author of The Dud Avocado

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The Dud Avocado 1,120 copies, 30 reviews
The Old Man and Me (Introduction, some editions) 255 copies, 18 reviews
Life Itself! 28 copies, 1 review
My Place 1 copy
Season of Migration to the North (Translator, some editions) 1,252 copies, 39 reviews
I'll Never Be Young Again (Introduction, some editions) 316 copies, 5 reviews
The Virago Book of Wanderlust and Dreams (Contributor) 33 copies, 1 review
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At the end of World War II, Elaine Dundy went to live in Paris before settling in London. In 1951, she married the critic Kenneth Tynan; they divorced in 1964. She became a novelist and short story writer, as well as a writer for the BBC's satirical show That Was the Week That Was. She went back to living in New York and wrote for The New York Times.
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