The page of Sharpless, Stanley J. , English biography
Born in 1910 Sharpless had worked his way up from office boy to that position. He first appeared in print in 1932. Winner and runner-up in the New Statesman and Spectator and other literary competitions for half a century or so, his verse was broadcast by the BBC and represented in many anthologies. In retirement he became busier than ever, having found that live audiences as well as readers liked him; he was a favourite stand-up comic in Dorset village entertainments. Here is another of his prizewinners.
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