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John Masefield - Author

John Edward Masefield (1878–1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate from 1930 until his death. He is remembered as the author of the classic children's novels The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights, two novels Captain Margaret and Multitude and Solitude and a great deal of memorable poetry, including "The Everlasting Mercy", and "Sea-Fever", from his anthology Saltwater Ballads.

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The Box of Delights
John Masefield
Highly entertaining, these are a pair of fast paced, classic fantasy adventure stories freshly illustrated by Quentin Blake. In The Midnight Folk, Kay Harker is sent to stay with his bad tempered guardian in a big house in the country....
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Format: Paperback | Released 10/03/2014
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The Box of Delights
John Masefield
A timeless fantasy classic adventure packed full of winter magic. It is just before Christmas when Kay is given a magic box by an old man who runs the local Punch and Judy show. Kay soon discovers that the box...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 01/10/2012
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Midnight Folk
John Masefield
Highly entertaining, these are a pair of fast paced, classic fantasy adventure stories freshly illustrated by Quentin Blake. In The Midnight Folk, Kay Harker is sent to stay with his bad tempered guardian in a big house in the country....
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/09/2008
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