Genealogy by Gaslight

The family tree of Patrick Hamilton.

Those who enjoy the novels of Patrick Hamilton (1904-1962) may recognise the way that themes of heritage and family history feed into his writings. Although most of his characters are strangely alone in the world - adrift from family and society in cheap boarding houses or hotels - family background drives their behaviour, interactions and fate. It is therefore particularly tempting to examine the writer’s own family tree. Here are the results of the detective work.

Patrick Hamilton's Family Tree

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    Page count 15.

    Word count 6039.

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