The Bending of a Twig
Desmond Coke (Author)
"In School life at any rate, the Rule of Force and the Survival of the Fittest are no mere barren catch-words of philosophy."
Desmond Francis Talbot Coke (1879-1931) was a writer of stories for boys who was educated at Shrewsbury School and University College, Oxford. War injuries meant that he was invalided out of active service in 1917 and at the invitation of Lex Devine, the founder of Clayesmore School, joined the staff at his school, which was, by then, located in Iwerne Minster House, Dorset. Among his pupils at the school was Edward Ardizzone (1900-1979), destined to become a well-known book illustrator, who eagerly sought his teacher's opinions on art and the approval of his early work. Desmond Coke wrote under his own name and also used the pseudonym of Belinda Blinders.
Viewforth Classics Series. Craig Paterson, PhD, General Editor.
LCCN: 2012938540 -- ISBN/EAN13: 1477410821 / 9781477410820 -- Page Count: 178 -- Binding Type: US Trade Paper -- Trim Size: 6" x 9" -- Language: English -- Color: Black and White -- Related Categories: School Fiction / Schoolboys -- England / English Public Schools -- Fiction.