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His best known novel the history man, published in 1975, is he is best known to a wider public as a novelist. Sir malcolm bradbury, in full malcolm stanley bradbury, born september 7, 1932, sheffield, englanddied november 27, 2000, norwich, norfolk, british novelist and critic who is best known for the history man 1975, a satirical look at academic life bradbury studied at the university of leicester b. The history man paperback april 1, 2000 by malcolm bradbury author. Sir malcolm bradbury, british novelist and critic who is best known for the history man 1975, a satirical look at academic life. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the history man. Complete summary of malcolm bradbury s the history man.
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