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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 

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 

A NOVEL IN A HUNDRED: H. E. Bates, Taking the Burmese Retreat as His Theme, Presents The Jacaranda Tree

... therefore, naturally, I do not go to the United States to lecture or preach against any doctrine, either Russian or any other, my principle being that no priest should take part in world politics. I am now going to the United States to take over the leadership ...

Published: Saturday 15 January 1949
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1473 | Page: 34 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

Book Reviews

... company with country gentry living on their estates, and of small-town officials and their good ladies. Our hero is an ex-Civil Servant turned racketeer. Scene, the Russian countryside, with its forests and cornfields, villages, gilt-domed churches, fishponds ...

Published: Wednesday 08 June 1949
Newspaper: The Tatler
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2332 | Page: 26, 34 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

PIERPONT MORGAN: LAST of the GRANDEES

... from the Mediterranean to New York to embark on a career of uninterrupted financial success. We first hear of him after the Civil War as a representative of the British shareholders in the over-capitalised, fast developing railroads streaking into the western ...

Published: Saturday 13 August 1949
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 2039 | Page: 34 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

FILMS IN BRIEF

... local police j sergeant, unite to find it. The script is gracefully written, and the whole thing has a little touch of green magic. j dear mr. prohack. Arnold Bennett's cautionary tale about the awful things that happen to a Civil Servant's family when ...

Published: Wednesday 28 September 1949
Newspaper: The Sketch
County: London, England
Type: Article | Words: 254 | Page: 36 | Tags: Review 

TELEVISION REVIEW

... Works until the series ends. Round-the-lsland Races at Cowes on July 9. These photographs were taken by the Television Film Unit for B.B.C. News Reel probably the first sailing race to be televised. (A double-page of pictures of this popular event appears ...

A WEEK OF NEW BIOGRAPHIES: A Man with a Genius for Friendship; The Strange Life of Charles Waterton; The ..

... (Bodley Head. ios. 6d.) is the biography of a man who became a middle-Western legend, but who is scarcely known outside his own United States. John Peter Altgeld was an Illinois lawyer in the last part of the nineteenth century, and he became Governor of that ...

Published: Saturday 16 July 1949
Newspaper: The Sphere
County: London, England
Type: Illustrated | Words: 1475 | Page: 34 | Tags: Photographs  Review 

TITUS THE ARCH-HYPOCRITE

... death was not considered worth a mention in a single news-sheet. This man had shaken a throne, he had threatened a nation with civil war,, he had played a not-inconsiderable part in bringing about the Glorious Revolution. He had been the companion of kings ...