Room at the Top
John Gerard Braine (April 13, 1922 - October 28, 1986) was an English novelist. Born in Bradford, Yorkshire, Braine left St. Bede's Grammar School at sixteen and worked in a shop, a laboratory and a factory before becoming, after the war, a librarian. Although he wrote twelve works of fiction, Braine is chiefly remembered today for his first novel,
Room at the Top (1957), which was also turned into a successful film (1959). Braine is usually associated with the Angry Young Men movement.