George Warwick Deeping (1877-1950) was a prolific English novelist and short story writer. His most famous novel is Sorrell and Son (1925). Born in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, into a family of doctors, he went to Trinity College, Cambridge to study medicine and science, and then to Middlesex Hospital to finish his medical training. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Deeping later gave up his job as a doctor to become a full-time writer. His early work is dominated by historical romances. His later novels can be seen as attempts at keeping alive the spirit of the Edwardian age. His works include: Uther and Igraine (1903), Love Among the Ruins (1904), The Seven Streams (1905), Bess of the Woods (1906), The Return of the Petticoat (1907), Bertrand of Brittany (1908), The Red Saint (1909), The Lame Englishman (1910), The Rust of Rome (1910), Fox Farm (1911), Joan of the Tower (1911), Sincerity (1912), The House of Spies (1913), The Pride of Eve (1914), The Shield of Love (1914), Martin Valliant (1917), Unrest (1918), Valour (1918) and Second Youth (1919).