Golden Sovereigns

Golden Sovereigns

Nicolas Bentley / Dec 09, 2019

Golden Sovereigns None

  • Title: Golden Sovereigns
  • Author: Nicolas Bentley
  • ISBN: 9780753708453
  • Page: 334
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    About "Nicolas Bentley"

      • Nicolas Bentley

        Nicolas Clerihew Bentley was a British author and illustrator famous for his humorous cartoon drawings in books and magazines in the 1930s and 1940s.Bentley was educated at University College School where he left at the age of 17 He then enrolled at Heatherley s School of Fine Art, a prestigious private college, but left after a few months.Bentley subsequently worked for Shell for three years, but disliked working in advertising However, in 1930, he got a break when Hilaire Belloc who was a friend of his father invited him to illustrate his book New Cautionary Tales The good critical reception of this book and its illustrations allowed Bentley to go freelance.During the 1930s Bentley illustrated many books, ranging from J.B Morton to Damon Runyon His most famous drawings were to illustrate T.S Eliot s Old Possum s Book of Practical Cats, but he illustrated than 70 books in the course of his career, and traditionally used the byline Nicolas Bentley drew the pictures.In October 1934, Bentley married Barbara Hastings, daughter of the Barrister Sir Patrick Hastings.


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    1. A whimsical sketch of the monarchs of this sceptred isle, witty with some gloriously funny illustrations (the books cover is worth an extra star; NB not the one shown here). Who says that history can't be fun?


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