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The annual Day of the Imprisoned Writer, on November 15th, is known in New Zealand as ‘Courage Day’, in honour of Sarah Courage and her grandson James.
Born in New Zealand, James Courage spent much of his life in England where he studied at Oxford, managed a bookshop in Hampstead, and wrote. His only staged play was Private History, which ran at the Gate Theatre in 1938. Despite playing to packed houses, the theme of a gay relationship at a boarding school prevented it being granted a transfer to the West End.