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Writer and poet, born in Lucerne, C Switzerland, the younger son of Arthur Merric Boyd. Brought up in Melbourne, he lived for much of his life in Britain. His first novels, such as The Montforts (1928), appeared under pseudonyms. His best work is now referred to as the Langton tetralogy: The Cardboard Crown (1952), A Difficult Young Man (1955), Outbreak of Love (1957), and When Blackbirds Sing (1962).

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