I mentioned this fine mid-20th-century writer of historical fiction on The
Corner a few days ago, suggesting him as a superior alternative to G.A.
Henty, who is apparently a staple of the home-schooling people.
There is a very good biographical sketch of Duggan in The Essays, Articles
and Reviews of Evelyn Waugh. It is actually an obituary notice, taken from
The Spectator of 7/10/64. Here is the Waugh touch:
“Romans and Normans, the worlds of empire and chivalry, were the natural
founts of his imagination. Modern history he regarded with calm despair.”
I am going to try to persuade some kind literary editor to let me “do”