In 1963 John Fowles won international recognition with his first published nivel The Collector. But his roots as a serious writer can be traced back long before to the journal he began as a student at Oxford in the late 1940s and continued to keep faithfully over the next hald century. Written with an unsparing honesty and forthrightness, it reveals the inner thoughts and creative developement of one of the twentieth century's most innovative and important novelists.
John Fowles was born in 1926. His books include The Collector, The Aristos, The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Ebony Tower, Daniel Martin, Mantissa, A Maggot and Wormholes. He died in Lyme Regis in 20. Charles Drazin is an editor and writer, whose previous books include In Search of the Third Man and Korda- Britain's Only Movie Mogul.