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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 

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 

Books

... 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 ...

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 

Books

... (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 ...

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 FIRST BOOKS FOR 1945

... 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 

NEW NOVELS OF COMPELLING INTEREST

... applied for permission to operate local air services over 49,130 miles of routes at a recent hearing before the Civil Aeronautics Board in the United States. This bus was designed by the Greyhound Company in collaboration with Igor Sikorsky, the famous helicopter ...

Published: Saturday 11 December 1943
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1833 | Page: 30 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

FEUDAL FEEDING TO FACTORY FEEDING: Sir Noel Curtis-Bennett's Survey

... future, is Sir Noel Curtis-Bennett, well known as the founder and creater of the Civil Service Sports Council, a movement which has revolutionised the social life of the Civil Service. Sir Noel is the author of THE FOOD OF THE PEOPLE (Faber and Faber. 16s ...

Published: Saturday 28 May 1949
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 771 | Page: 32 | Tags: Review 

THE LATEST IN FACT AND FICTION: The Vivid Exploits of a Paratrooper; China's Struggle Against Japan; An ..

... eighteen of the twenty- two beds in his hut empty. Only four men of his unit got back safely. They had landed on the Monday of the action, and he had got separated from his own unit, joined up with another, and spent several days under increasingly heavy ...

Published: Saturday 17 February 1945
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1751 | Page: 30 | Tags: Photographs  Review