Martin Armstrong

Martin Armstrong

Author

Martin Donisthorpe Armstrong (October 2, 1882 – February 24, 1974) was an English writer and poet, known for his stories. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He served in World War I in the British Army in France – a Private in the Artists’ Rifles, he was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 and promoted Lieutenant in 1916. He was included in the final Georgian Poetry anthology. He married Canadian writer Jessie McDonald in 1929, making Armstrong the stepfather of the young Joan Aiken. He appears in disguised form as a character in Conrad Aiken’s Ushant.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Exodus (1912) poems
Thirty New Poems (1918)
Lady Hester Stanhope (1920) biography
The Buzzards and Other Poems (1921)
The Puppet Show (1922) stories
Jeremy Taylor, A selection from his works (1923) editor
The Foster-Mother (n.d.)
The Bazaar and Other Stories (1924)
The Goat and Compasses (1925) novel
Desert, a Legend (1926) novel
The Stepson (1927) novel
Sir Pompey and Madame Juno (1927) stories
Saint Hercules and Other Stories (1927)
Paul Nash illustrationsSt. Christopher’s Day (1928) novel
Portrait of the Misses Harlowe (1928) story
The Three-Cornered Hat (1928) translation
Laughing (1928) essay
The Sleeping Fury (1929) novel
The Bird-catcher and other poems (1929)
The Fiery Dive and Other Stories (1929)
Adrian Glynde, A Novel (1930)
Collected Poems (1931)
Blind Man’s Mark (1931)
The Paintbox, “How and Why” Series (1931)
The Romantic Adventures of Mr. Darby and of Sarah his Wife (1931) novel
The Fothergill Omnibus (1931) anthology
Lover’s Leap (1932)
Fifty-four Conceits: A Collection of Epigrams and Epitaphs Serious and Comic (1933)
General Buntop’s Miracle and Other Stories (1934)
Venus Over Lannery (1936) novel
A Case of Conscience and Other Tales (1937)
Spanish Circus: Charles IV of Spain (1937)
Victorian Peepshow (1938) autobiography
The Major Pleasures of Life, An Anthology (1943)
Chichester Concert (1944) ode