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George Douglas Brown
Birth: Jan. 26, 1869
Death: Aug. 28, 1902

Author. His fame rests on his novel "The House with the Green Shutters" (1901), an unflinching look at the narrowness of life in a small Scottish hamlet. The book was the first notable example of Realism in 20th Century Scottish Literature and drew comparisons to the work of Balzac and Robert Louis Stevenson. Brown was born in the village of Ochiltree in Ayrshire, Scotland. The illegitimate son of a local farmer, he was raised by his unschooled mother and endured much of the scorn and privation he later depicted in his writing. Despite chronic poor health he was a brilliant student and won scholarships to the University of Glasgow and Oxford. After returning to Ochiltree in 1895 to nurse his mother through her final illness, he settled in London as a freelance journalist. His only other full-length work is "Love and Sword" (1899), a romantic potboiler published under the pseudonym Kennedy King. Encouraged by the success of "The House with the Green Shutters", Brown planned a second novel called "The Incompatibles" but left only sketches when he died of pneumonia at 33. At his request he was buried beside his mother at Ayr. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
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Ayr Cemetery
Ayr
South Ayrshire, Scotland
 
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Record added: May 22, 2007
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