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Hilton, James: To You, Mr Chips!. V1. 9 Sep 2012
Hilton wrote his two most famous books, Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr Chips while living in a rather ordinary Semi-detached house on Oak Hill Gardens, Woodford Green. The house still stands, with a blue plaque marking Hilton's residence.
He was married and divorced twice, first to Alice Brown and later to Galina Kopineck. He died in Long Beach, California from liver cancer on December 20, 1954, aged 54.
Goodbye Mr Chips is only some 128 pages. In 1938 James Hilton published To You, Mr. Chips, which is twice as long. It begins as autobiography, but soon switches to Hilton’s vision of a better society via a more detailed biography of Chips and his “wise and sweetening influence” on the lives of schoolchildren. Neither book has lost its charm.
A CHAPTER OF AUTOBIOGRAPHY
GERALD AND THE CANDIDATE
MR. CHIPS TAKES A RISK
MR. CHIPS MEETS A SINNER
MR. CHIPS MEETS A STAR
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR.CHIPS
'Bene legere saecla vincere'.
'To read well is to master the ages' [Prof. Issac Flagg]
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