Warwick Deeping (George Warwick Deeping) Biography
(1877–1950), (George Warwick Deeping), Uther and Igraine, Bertrand of Brittany, The Red Saint, Sorrell and Son
English popular novelist, born in Southend, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he read science and medicine. He achieved early success with popular historical romances such as Uther and Igraine (1903), Bertrand of Brittany (1908), and The Red Saint (1909). His most famous novel, and greatest critical success, was Sorrell and Son (1925), a tender account of the relationship between Captain Sorrell and his young son, Kit, whom he tries to protect from adversity. Deeping was often criticized for his sentimentality, but his novels (over seventy in all) remained popular and reflected Edwardian values. Later novels included The Malice of Men (1938), The Dark House (1941), and Old Mischief (1950).