Desmond Coke (1879-1931)
His best known work remains The bending of a twig (1906) which was intended as a parody of the traditional school story. It tells of the experiences of its ...
CORRESPONDENCE . .
taoom. of. Youth and not Loom. of. Youth, and. of. Mr. Coke’s. The Bending of a Twig and not The Bending of the Twig. . ALEC. WAUGH.
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JSTOR: 'True' and 'False' in School Fiction
The Bending of a Twig is 'absolutely faithful.. .the real thing'; Mr Perrin and Mr Traill tells 'the undeniable truth'; The Lanchester Tradition is 'written ...