Boyd, Martin

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Boyd, Martin Gender: M
Martin à Beckett Boyd
born on 10 June 1893 at 16:25 (= 4:25 PM )
Place Lucerne, Switzerland, 47n03, 8e18
Timezone LST m7e26 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 19°55' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°42 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 11°39'

Martin Boyd


Australian writer born into the à Beckett-Boyd family—-a family synonymous with the establishment, the judiciary, publishing and literature, and the visual arts since the early 19th century in Australia.

Boyd was a novelist, memoirist, and poet who spent most of his life after World War One in Europe, primarily Britain. His work drew heavily on his own life and family, with his novels frequently exploring the experiences of the Anglo-Australian upper and middle classes. His writing was also deeply influenced by his experience of serving in World War One.

He died of cancer on 3 June 1972.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Martin Boyd, Day of My Delight, An Anglo-Australian Memoir" (Ringwood, V: Penguin, 1986), p. 1, citing his grandmother's diary.


  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet