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Stokes, Sewell

Hear the Lions Roar

Hear the Lions Roar

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London: H. Shaylor, 1931. First Edition. Octavo in red cloth spine and handsomely mottled cloth boards; 334 pages; 19 cm. Closed to tear to spine head cloth, now neatly closed with archival glue; minor foxing to edges; faint damp stain to top edge; binding slightly rolled; else tight and clean within. Hardcover. ISBN:

Author inscription to one "W R L" , and dated in year of publication. Biographical sketches of 27 persons, including George Moore, Lady Astor, Noel Coward, Aldous Huxley, Anita Loos, Alfred Hitchcock, Elinor Glyn, Dame Laura Knight, A A Milne, George Bernard Shaw, and many others; and organized around the metaphor of a circus and its animals. ¶ "Francis Martin Sewell Stokes (1902-1979) was an English novelist, biographer, playwright, screenwriter, broadcaster and prison visitor. He collaborated on a number of occasions with his brother, Leslie Stokes, an actor and later in life a BBC radio producer, with whom he shared a flat for many years overlooking the British Museum."—Wikipedia ¶ Collective biographies. Personality sketches, Humor,

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