Ernest Charles Large working on his last novel, 'Dawn in Andromeda', in the backyard of his home.
At the beginning of his professional career, Ernest Charles Large worked in chemical industry as a plant scientist. He created his first stories in the late 1920s, but it was only during the next decade when he published them.
The scientific romance about the confrontation of scientific and commercial interests, ‘Sugar in the Air: A Romance’, saw the print in 1937. It was followed by its sequel ‘Asleep in the afternoon’ two years later.
After the publication of ‘Advance of the Fungi’ in 1940, Large came back to his research activity. The fourth and last own book, ‘Dawn in Andromeda’, was issued in 1956.
Large also collaborated with A. E. Cox on ‘Potato Blight Epidemics throughout the World’ and contributed illustrations for ‘Wayside and Woodland Fungi’ written by W. P. K. Findlay and F. Warne.