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He was brought up mainly at Charleston, Sussex . He was educated at Leighton Park and King's College, Cambridge, where he joined the Cambridge Apostles. After graduating he worked towards a college fellowship, without success.
In 1935 he went to China, to a position teaching English at Wuhan University. He wrote letters describing his relationship with a lover, K.; the identity of this woman became a sensitive issue when the Chinese-British novelist Hong Ying wrote a fictionalised account, K: The Art of Love. After a 2002 ruling by a Chinese court that the book was 'defamation of the dead', the author rewrote the book, which was published in 2003 under the title The English Lover.
- Winter Movement (1930) poems
- We Did Not Fight: 1914-18 Experiences of War Resisters. (1935) editor
- Work for the Winter (1936) poems
- Essays, Poems and Letters (1938) edited by Quentin Bell
- Lily Briscoe's Chinese Eyes: Bloomsbury, Modernism, and China (2003) Patricia Laurence
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