His brother was my history master at school.
Remarkable that he managed to win the Nobel Prize, despite attending the wrong university.
Tillerman: its a small worldO'Docker: well spotted. I think we can forgive him that lapse given his service in WW2
I remember reading The Spire, probably while still at school, not long after publication.My history teacher, William Golding's brother, was universally known as Gus by the boys at school, for reasons I never did discover. He looked quite a lot like the pictures of his brother I have found on the web. It was rumored that he went to the pub across the road from our school for a quick pint every day during the morning break. If true, his teaching didn't suffer for it.I have a very fond memory of him congratulating me for a wholly unexpected (to me) academic achievement during my first term at the school. Sometimes, a few kind words is all you need to start believiing in yourself.
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