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Norman Hunter - Author

Norman Hunter was born in 1899 in Sydenham, London. After leaving school and finishing what he described as a 'course of all-in wrestling with typewriters', he became an advertising copywriter. He also began, in 1915, giving performances of conjuring, and made over two hundred appearances at Maskelyne and Devants. His first Branestawm book was published in 1933. After the Second World War, Norman Hunter moved to South Africa, where he continued to work in advertising. Conjuring was still one of his spare time occupations. He returned to England in 1969 where he lived near the river at Staines until his death in 1995.

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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
Norman Hunter
The book that Chris Riddell has described as the one that made him a reader, The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm deserves a place on every child's bookcase. The archetypal absent-minded professor, Branestawm spends his time happily creating bizarre inventions,...
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The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm
Norman Hunter
April 2012 Guest Editor Charlie Higson: "These stories are about a mad inventor and are madly inventive as well as very funny. I had forgotten all about the absent-minded Professor Branestawm until I rediscovered one of the stories in an...
Lovereading Price: £4.49 - Saving £1.50 (25%) Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2008 Info Extract Wishlist Compare price Buy

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