Paul Scott

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Paul Mark Scott was born in Palmer\'s Green, a suburb of North London, soon after the end of World War I, on 25 March 1920. He was the younger of the two sons of commercial artists, Tom and Frances Scott. He attended Winchmore Hill Collegiate School until the family\'s poor financial situation meant he had to leave, at age fourteen. Under pressure from his father he trained as an accountant with a firm in Regent\'s Street, though his earliest inclinations were towards branches of the arts, including poetry. At this time he met Gerald Armstrong, who introduced him to the work of Oscar Wilde and others of the Decadents, and also became his lover. In 1940 he was called up for national service and served in Britain as a non-commissioned …

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Childs, Peter. "Paul Scott". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 June 2002
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