Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Short Biography

Here is a short biography of Forester, just for interest's sake, from this website:

Cecil Scott Forester was born Cecil Louis Troughton Smith in Cairo, Egypt. His father was a minor British governmental officer in the Egyptian Ministry of Education. In 1901 his mother, Sarah Smith, took her five children to London. Forester was educated at Alleyne's School and in 1915 he entered Dulwich College. He then tried to enlist in the army, but failed the physical. Forester studied medicine at Guy's Hospital for a few years. In 1921 he abandoned his studies for writing, taking the pen name Cecil Scott Forester.

I find it interesting that Forester tried to enter the army, but didn't make it.


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