Arthur Calder-Marshall

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Arthur Calder-Marshall (19 August 190817 April 1992) was an English novelist, essayist, critic, memoirist and biographer. He also wrote as William Drummond and R. D. Mascott.


  • Men are always far more shocked by the vulgarities of women then women are by the vulgarities of men. It is one of the few monopolies which men consider should be theirs after the emancipation of women.
    • Drummond, William (pseud. Arthur Calder-Marshall). Victim. London: Corgi. 1961.
  • She watched the lights upon the shore. The glare that was Plymouth in the distance. She thought, the dance is over. The girls are going out of the overheated hall into the cold air. They shiver; their young men hurry after them. Some have got home and find their dresses stained or torn; yet they've enjoyed themselves. Which is the more important? Wallflowers think of the young men who haven't danced with them; probably each has a dream-day hero. Remember the lieutenant to whom I never spoke a word; yet I married him and had children and grandchildren, though he never knew it. And there are others, madly happy, look in their mirrors and smile and wonder. Even the latest home has a warm bed to go to.
    • Calder-Marshall, Arthur. At Sea. London: Jonathan Cape. 1934.
  • The police case was very simple, because the robbers had been caught in the act of shifting the bullion; and as gold bars are more valuable than human lives, the robbers were given longer sentences than if they had been murderers.

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