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NEW NOVELS, and a COLONIAL BIOGRAPHY: Mr. John Coates Makes Merry at the Expense of the Ladies: Sir Alan ..

... of Dr. Lin Yutang's The Importance of Living. Sir Alan Burns, in Colonial Civil Servant (Allen and Unwin. 18s.), begins by saying I was practically born into the Colonial Civil Service. In fact, he was born at St. Kitts, in the Leeward Islands, and his ...

Published: Saturday 06 August 1949
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1499 | Page: 34 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

A LITERARY LETTER: A Long-expected Volume of Memoirs--Copyright and Civil List Pensions--German Friendship

... father's memory. Let her second edition, however, be the original five volumes as written. The publication of this year's Civil List pen sions has naturally created a good deal of comment, and there is a tendency to deplore the smallness of the sum allotted ...

Published: Saturday 17 July 1909
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2271 | Page: 28 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

MEMOIRS, TRAVEL, AND CHILD PSYCHOLOGY: Sean O'Casey's Tempestuous Memoirs: Alexander Clifford and Jenny ..

... of his childhood. The Copperheads (Cassell. 15s.) is a huge novel both physically (660 pages) and in scope (the American civil war and the forty years after it). Mr. William Blake has taken on a tremendous job in making a coherent story against the ...

Published: Saturday 29 January 1949
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1394 | Page: 34 | Tags: Photographs  Review 


... will be heard at the polls. For twenty-five years he served there as an army officer, but not until he s became a Civil Liaison and Resettlement Officer in close contact with village life did he realize his ignor- s ance of affairs. Then he set out to try ...


... THE LITERARY LOUNGER. By L. P. HARTLEY. THE American Civil War has proved a popular subject for fiction on both sides of the Atlantic. Like most wars before the Great War, it was, or could without undue stretch of imagination, be thought to be romantic ...

Published: Wednesday 23 March 1938
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2228 | Page: 44, 46 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

Standing By...: One Thing and Another

... (according to the Colonel of a Canadian regiment) called on the only unit in Van couver which was not recruit ing. demanded a commission forthwith, and then headed South, keeping away from units which were looking for men. This shows a spirit of goodwill and ...

Published: Wednesday 21 August 1940
Newspaper: The Bystander
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1864 | Page: 12, 13 | Tags: Illustrations  Review 

Book Reviews

... Their Seven Worlds (Benn 21s.) is of double interest. It is the biography of one of the oldest, and leading, families in the United States, and it is the first volume of a series entitled The American Library, sponsored in this country by Messrs. Benn. ...

Published: Wednesday 01 October 1947
Newspaper: The Tatler
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2249 | Page: 24, 25 | Tags: Photographs  Review 


... (Faber, 21s.). For these alone, and the escape they afford, I would commend it; but, in addition, there is the story of-a busy civil servant's career, embracing work against tropical disease in the Board of Trade Marine Department, collaboration with Sir William ...


... life smoothed for him by school,, university, and the rest he would doubtless have gone to the Bar or passed into the higher Civil Service, and would have ended the usual brilliant career in knighted and pensioned ease. On the other hand, Mr. Raymond continues ...

NOVELS OF MODERN TIMES: Hemingway and the Preacher-Poet ; The Lady in the Fur Coat; Bernard Newman's Papa Pontivy

... and occasionally he has to use the word unprintable for obscenity. The book is full of it. It is a story of the Spanish Civil War. Robert Jordan, a member of the International Brigade, is sent through the enemy lines to join a band of guerillas in the ...

Published: Saturday 15 March 1941
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1812 | Page: 32 | Tags: Photographs  Review 


... the position of the United States in the shape of things to come. U.S. WAR AIMS (Hamish Hamilton. 7s. 6d.) is hard to crystallise in content in so small a space, but, over-briefly, it might be summed-up as urging that the United States should reverse ...

Published: Saturday 06 January 1945
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1744 | Page: 30 | Tags: Photographs  Review