8 Facts About Christopher Isherwood

1. Christopher Isherwood was born in 1904 on his family's estate in Cheshire near Stockport in the north-west of England.

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2. At Repton, his boarding school in Derbyshire, Christopher Isherwood met his lifelong friend Edward Upward, with whom he invented an imaginary English village called Mortmere, as related in his fictional autobiography, Lions and Shadows.

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3. In October 1928, Christopher Isherwood enrolled as a medical student at King's College London, but he left after six months.

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4. In March 1929, Christopher Isherwood joined Auden in Berlin, where Auden was spending a post-graduate year.

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5. In Berlin, Christopher Isherwood completed his second novel, The Memorial, about the impact of the First World War on his family and his generation.

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6. In 1932, Christopher Isherwood started a relationship with a young German, Heinz Neddermeyer.

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7. Over time, Christopher Isherwood developed a close friendship with Huxley, with whom he sometimes collaborated.

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8. From 1950 to 1978, Christopher Isherwood gave 53 lectures at the Hollywood and Santa Barbara Vedanta Temples.

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