John Wain

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Noun1.John Wain - English writer (1925-1994)
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SHOOTING STARS: Heart of England Co-op chief executive Ali Kurji with calendar competition winners (back, from left) Trevor Wain, John Aspley, Derek Nash, Gary Stocker; (middle) Linda Johnson, Ruth Duke, Jo Dyke, Adrian Williams; (front) Sam Richards, Abigail Collister and Claire Parnell Picture: Joe Bailey
Unlike the working-class protagonists of his contemporaries John Wain, John Braine, David Storey, and others, Sillitoe's characters have no desire to "ascend" into the middle class by marriage or other means; they disdain and exuberantly subvert arbitrary bourgeois proprieties, conventions, and decorum, embracing the raucousness, rowdiness, and pragmatic ethos of working-class life and culture.
Pictured with the champion pen left to right are Richard Wain, John Allan, David Wain who helped his father with the judging, and Harrison & Hetherington auctioneer at Lazonby Ted Ogden.