Cautionary Verses Omnibus Edition by Hilaire Belloc
  

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Cautionary Verses Omnibus Edition by Hilaire Belloc

The Chief Defect of Henry King was chewing little bits of String. At last he swallowed some which tied itself in ugly Knots inside...A much-loved classic for children and adults alike since its first publication in 1939, this collection of poems is a truly unforgettable book of moral instruction. Take heed from the lessons learnt by Matilda, Who told lies and was Burned to Death, Jim, Who ran away from his nurse wand was eaten by a Lion, and Rebecca, Who slammed doors for Fun and Perished Miserably...

About the Author

Hilaire Belloc was born in France and educated at Newman's Oratory School and at Balliol College, Oxford. From 1906 to 1910 he was Liberal MP for Salford and literary editor of the Morning Post. As well as writing books of verse and novels, he also wrote on religious, social and political topics. He was an early 20th Century Anglo-French writer and historian who became a naturalised British subject in 1902. He was one of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century. He is most notable for his Roman Catholic faith, which had an impact on most of his writing.

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Format

Hardback
368 pages
Interest Age: from 9 to 11

Author

Hilaire Belloc
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Publisher

Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

15th December 1993

ISBN

9780224030731


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