Born in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire in England in 1935, he has lived primarily in Canada but has also lived in Lichfield in Staffordshire. He was a UBC English professor and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His critical study Churchill The Writer: His Life as a Man of Letters appeared in 1992, preceded by four works of literary criticism devoted to George Orwell, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot and modernism during the second World War. In addition, Alldritt has written three novels published by Andre Deutsch in England and St. Martin's Press in the U.S., The Good Pit Man, The Lover Next Door and Elgar on the Journey to Hanley.


The Making of George Orwell: An Essay in Literary History. London: Edward Arnold, 1969; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1969.

The Visual Imagination of D. H. Lawrence. London: Edward Arnold, 1971; Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1971.

The Good Pit Man: A Novel. London: Deutsch, 1976; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1976. - novel

The Lover Next Door. London: Deutsch, 1977; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1978. - novel

Eliot's "Four Quartets": Poetry as Chamber Music. London & Totowa, NJ: Woburn Press, 1978.

Elgar on the Journey to Hanley. London: Deutsch, 1979; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1979. - novel

Modernism in the Second World War: The Late Poetry of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, Basil Bunting and Hugh MacDiarmid. New York: P. Lang, 1989.

Churchill the Writer: His Life as a Man of Letters. London: Hutchinson, 1992.

The Greatest of Friends: Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, 1941-1945. London: Robert Hale, 1995.

W. B. Yeats: The Man and the Milieu. London: Murray, 1997; New York: Clarkson Potter, 1997.

The Poet as Spy: The Life and Wild Times of Basil Bunting. London: Aurum Press, 1998.

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