'Magnificent and tragic, and irrestible mixture of gaiety and pathos' The Sunday Times 'This ambitious work will long remain a memorial to an author who is at once civilized, learned, witty and humane' Times Literary Supplement
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About the Author
Terence Hanbury White was born in 1906 in India, where his father was a member of the Indian Civil Service, and educated at Cheltenham and Cambridge.
The author of poems, books about hunting and other sports, and some detective stories, he found fame and success with The Sword in the Stone
(1939), the brilliantly imaginative retelling of King Arthurs early life. He continued the story in The Witch in the Wood
(1940) and The Ill-Made Knight
(1941). In 1940, he wrote what was believed to be the final volume of Arthurian saga, The Candle in the Wind.
The four books were revised and published in 1958 as a single volume titled The Once and Future King.
A further manuscript concluding the story was, however, discovered among T.H. Whites papers at the University of Texas at Austin after the authors death in 1964. This is The Book of Merlyn,
written in 1941, the book that completes a series described by The Sunday Times