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William Golding was born in 1911 in Newquay, Cornwall, UK, and died in 1993 at his home in Cornwall, near Truro.

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William Golding :: A CHRONOLOGICAL ACCOUNT 1911-1939
 
Unless otherwise stated, all Golding's books are published by Faber and Faber. For a fuller account of Golding's life, see 'A Biographical sketch' by Judy Carver in Mark Kinkead-Weekes and Ian Gregor, William Golding: A critical study of the novels (3rd revised edition, London: Faber, 2002. For a fuller account of Golding's published works, see R A Gekoski and P A Grogan, William Golding: a bibliography (London: Andre Deutsch, 1994).


 
{1911}
On 19 September William Gerald Golding was born in Cornwall.

{1921-30}
Golding went to Marlborough Grammar School, where his father Alec was science master.

{1930}
Golding went to Brasenose College, Oxford, to read Natural Sciences.

{1932}
He changed to English Literature.

{1934}
Golding gained a second-class degree in June of this year. In the autumn, Macmillan published his Poems.

{1935}
In the autumn he became a teacher at Michael Hall, a Steiner school then in Streatham, South London, staying there two years.

{1937}
In the autumn Golding went back to Oxford to study for a Dip.Ed.

{1938}
In January he started his teaching practice at Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury, and in June of that year passed his exams. In September, he took a post at Maidstone Grammar School. He met Ann Brookfield, and they fell in love.

{1939}
In September, a few weeks after the declaration of war, they were married in Maidstone Registry Office.

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