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Honours Easy by Gunby Hadath

Honours Easy by Gunby Hadath
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Honours Easy by Gunby Hadath


Published 1953: First Edition / Hardcover / Good Condition / Illustrated throughout

Original blue cloth and pictorial dust jacket. 214 clean and bright pages, previous owners school pasted plate on inner cover and a few school stamp marks on around 4 other pages. Dust jacket slightly rubbed with time and chipped along the edges but is intact.

Collection can be arranged by Appointment Churchtown, Dublin 14
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John Edward Gunby Hadath was born in the second quarter of 1871 in Caistor, Lincolnshire.

He was a prolific British author of school stories and song lyrics. He began writing while working as a schoolmaster in Devon and Surrey, contributing to popular serials such as 'Captain', 'Chums', and 'Boy's Own Paper'. His first serial was 'Conquering Claybury', published in 'The Captain' in 1912 introduced a scholarship boy into a Public School and this became a regular theme in many of his novels.

In addition to those books published under the name "Gunby Hadath," he also wrote under the pen-names John Mowbray and, for his Pamela schoolgirls' series, Florence Gunby Hadath.

One of his tales, 'Fortune Lane' was filmed by Elstree Independent Films in 1947. He also wrote a number of songs such as 'Today and Tomorrow' [c1895-6], 'At Candlelight', 'Without You' and 'Song of Betrothal' [all 1926].

He played cricket for the Authors against the Publishers at Lord's in 1911 and 1912 as well as appearing in a charity match for W Strutt-Cavell's XI against XVIII of Twickenham in 1900.

He died in Willesden, London in 1954.

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