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John Verney

(Sir John Verney)

Author, Illustrator, Editor, Compiler

(1913 - 1993)

John Verney

Sir John Verney (September 30, 1913 -- February 2, 1993) was a writer, painter and illustrator. He was a film director’s assistant and baronet, a Yeomanry officer and parachutist, a traveller and a lover of most things British. He was master of the ludicrous, inventor of the ‘Dodo-Pad’ and author of one of the best memoirs of the Second World War, Going to the Wars.



Bibliography

The Elephant War (1960)

When Phineas T. Barnum buys Jumbo the elephant from the London Zoo for his circus, Victorian England is up in arms.

Author(s): Gillian Avery
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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The Elephant War (1971)

When Phineas T. Barnum buys Jumbo the elephant in the London Zoo for his circus, Victorian England is up in arms.

Author(s): Gillian Avery
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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February’s Road (1961)

A new road is planned to run through the Callendar farm, but February is determined to stop it.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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February’s Road (1966)

A new road is planned to run through the Callendar farm, but February is determined to stop it.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Fine Day for a Picnic (1968)

In this novel of Querbury, the battle lines are drawn between architectural beauty and madness.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Friday’s Tunnel (1959)

A mystery involving February and her brother Friday, who is digging a tunnel in the back yard and the large Callendar family and something to do with international intrigue.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Friday’s Tunnel (1966)

February and her brother Friday get mixed up with an international crisis -- and Friday’s tunnel comes through.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Going to the Wars (1955)

In this memoir of his military service, John Verney mixes fiction with his real experiences.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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ismo (1964)

The Callendar family are again caught up in international intrigue.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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ismo (1967)

The Callendar family is again caught up in an international intrigue.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Look at Houses (1959)

An introduction to the architecture of houses.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Lord Emsworth and Others (1937)

Seven short stories from the Master, including the title story set at Lord Emsworth’s castle and one starring Bingo Little.

Author(s): P. G. Wodehouse
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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The Mad King of Chichiboo (1963)

The King of Chichiboo would rather cook than rule, and the rule of his cookery that it should be hot with grated cheese on top.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Samson’s Hoard (1973)

The Callendars are caught up in a mystery, this time closer to home.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Seven Sunflower Seeds (1969)

The Callendars investigate the strange effects of Vita-Mix breakfast cereal on race horses. And what does Edward Lear have to do with it?

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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To Tame a Sister (1961)

Margaret goes to stay with her cousins, but her two mischievous brothers come as well and threaten to spoil everything.

Author(s): Gillian Avery
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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The Trampoline (1959)

Miss Pleak installs a trampoline in her back yard, and in no time the whole town goes trampoline mad.

Author(s): John Pudney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Under the Sun (1964)

An anthology of stories, poems and articles from Elizabethan magazine and other sources.

Author(s): John Verney
Et al
Illustrator(s): Quentin Blake
C. Walter Hodges
Ronald Searle
John Verney
Brian Wildsmith
Et al

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Unforgettable Journeys (1965)

A selection of stories and true accounts of travels.

Author(s): Various
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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Verney Abroad (1954)

Essays and cartoons about the author’s adventures abroad.

Author(s): John Verney
Illustrator(s): John Verney

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