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Magazine articles written by J.L. Carr

Only a few articles have been found. Please let me know if you know of others. He is known to have writen short stories when he was working as a teacher in Southampton and Birmingham, before the war, and had submitted them to newspapers for publication. Carr's reviews for The Spectator and other publications are listed here.

In the Northamptonshire County Cricket League Yearbook for 1959 Carr reported that he had started to edit the Parish Magazine, presumably for the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Kettering. This has not been seen.



●  Carr. J.L. (1932). Editorial. The Eagle, vol 24, no 1, Christmas 1932, page 2.

This may be Carr's first printed article.


●  Carr, J.L. (1978?). Publishing in a shoe-box. The Bookseller, details unknown.

The article was reprinted in The History of the QTP, published in 1987. Carr dated the article as 1970, but in the article he wrote: I started 14 years ago with savings of £1,600 . . ., so if he started publishing in 1964, the article must have been published in 1978.


●  Carr. J.L. (1983). A Double Life in Literature. The Author, volume 44, no.4, 102-104.

The article was reprinted in The History of the QTP, published in 1987.

Carr describes his experiences of setting himself up as a publisher and of trying to get publishers to take his novels.