Biography of Vernon Scannell (1922 – 2007)
Vernon Scannell was an English author and poet. He was born in 1922, served in the Gordon Highlanders in World War Two and was a professional boxer and a teacher before becoming a full-time writer in the 1960s.
He published novels, criticism, four autobiographical prose books and over a dozen books of poetry. He received the Heinemann Award, the Cholmondeley Poetry Prize and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
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