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Ian Hay

John Hay Beith was a British novelist and playwright who wrote under the pseudonym Ian Hay. A graduate of Cambridge, Beith initially worked as a schoolmaster, but gave up teaching when his writing became commercially successful. Beith served as an army officer in France during the First World War, and his humorous portrayal of army life, The First Hundred Thousand, was a bestseller upon publication. After the war, Beith's novels would never sell as well again, but he'd developed an interest in...See more