Harold Begbie

Harold Begbie books and biography


Edward Harold Begbie

Edward Harold Begbie (1871-1929) was an English author and journalist who published nearly 50 books, and contributed to periodicals.

At first Begbie took up farming, but later moved to London and joined the Daily Chronicle and later the Globe. He wrote books of popular verse, and much literature for children. During World War I he did valuable propaganda work, and later wrote his best known work under the pseudonym of "A Gentleman with a Duster", in which various anomalies and injustices were exposed. Among his other works, the best known were Broken eartware, Other Sheep, In the Hands of the Potter, and his Life of General Booth.


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