Definition of Paul Scott from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Paul Scott

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(1920-78) an English author. He served as a soldier in India during World War II, and is best known for The Raj Quartet, a series of four novels set in India during the final years of British rule there (= the Raj). A popular television version of the novels was made under the title The Jewel in the Crown. A further novel by Scott about India, Staying On, won the Booker Prize in 1977.