London, October 1987. Hal Lehrman (18 November 1961). 2, aldridge moved to London in 1938 where he remained his base until his death in 2015. "In my books the main theme is always the same the choice. His 1973 children's novel A Sporting Proposition was adapted as the 1975 Disney film Ride a Wild Pony. 16 An American review for Kirkus, however, while acknowledging the book's premise to be promising and original, labelled it as slow, repetitive and awkward in style. 9 His second novel The Sea Eagle (1944 which centred on Australian soldiers during and after the fall of Crete in 1941, was also successful but received less favourable reviews than his first book. Macartney, Australian Literature, Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1956,.34.
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The Sun News-Pictorial in Melbourne from 1935 to 1938. "John developmental Stages of Children Llewellyn Rhys Prize Winners and Finalists (Fiction 1942 Present caribousmom". All these works advocate real life values and are deeply imbued with humanism. Retrieved 4 February 2010. 5, the novel received considerable praise from reviewers including the. Jones said that Aldridge had "impressive gifts" as a novelist but needed to find a subject that "really fires him". From the mid-1960s, many of Aldridge's works were written for children and young adults and a number of his later works were set in his homeland of Australia. "I wish HE would NOT DIE by James Aldridge". 4, the novel centred on a fictional young British Royal Air Force pilot named John Quayle who flies obsolete. "Individual History", RAF Museum. Like all of his politically themed works, Aldridge attempted to explore all viewpoints and portray the "grey" area in-between opposing forces and beliefs.