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Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (1863-1944), Known as 'Q'; writer, novelist and literary scholar
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Poet, novelist, and anthologist noted for his compilation of The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1900 (1900) and The Oxford Book of Ballads (1910). His first novel about Cornwall and the sea, Dead Man's Rock, was published in 1887. From 1887 to 1892, he worked in London for a publishers and as assistant editor of The Speaker. Some short stories that he contributed to the magazine were reprinted in book form as Noughts and Crosses (1891), the first of a dozen similar volumes. Quiller-Couch moved in 1892 to Fowey, the small Cornish port that appears in his stories as 'Troy Town'. In 1912, he was appointed King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge.