Time, a Falconer: A Study of Sarban Mark Valentine

ISBN: 9781905784264

Published: January 8th 2011

Hardcover

138 pages


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Time, a Falconer: A Study of Sarban  by  Mark Valentine

Time, a Falconer: A Study of Sarban by Mark Valentine
January 8th 2011 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 138 pages | ISBN: 9781905784264 | 10.73 Mb

Sewn signatures, printed on 110gsm acid-free paper, and bound by Biddles in mauve wibalin cloth stamped in gilt and silver, with a silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands. 400 copies.In this new biographical study Mark Valentine enables us toMoreSewn signatures, printed on 110gsm acid-free paper, and bound by Biddles in mauve wibalin cloth stamped in gilt and silver, with a silk ribbon marker and head and tailbands.

400 copies.In this new biographical study Mark Valentine enables us to understand more of John William Wall (1910-1989), the diffident, compassionate, highly intelligent and sensitive man who wrote under the pseudonym Sarban.Until recently very little was known about the writer.

His three published books, Ringstones (1951), The Sound of His Horn (1952) and The Doll Maker (1953) hinted at a complex personality, and the little available information has only added to the fascination he has exercised. The Sound of His Horn, a cult classic, explores the possibilities of what would have happened if Germany had won World War Two, and was much admired by Kingsley Amis.

This science fiction fantasy has been often reprinted, but until recently all that readers were allowed to know of Sarban was that he worked in the East and longed for England.Mark Valentine, however, has delved into the authors own archive and is now able to present us with this study and introductory biography of Sarban. Valentine follows Wall from his working-class roots in Yorkshire through a scholarship to Cambridge University and a distinguished diplomatic career in the Foreign Office and subsequent postings in Cairo, Jedda, Tabriz, Isfahan, Casablanca, Salonika and Paraguay.

After leaving the Foreign Office in 1967, Wall worked at GCHQ Cheltenham before his final retirement. And all through his working life Sarban wrote fascinating and subtle fiction of the fantastic.Printed lithographically, with silk ribbon marker, head and tailbands, and d/w. Illustrated.Limited to 400 copies.(The first 200 copies slipcased with Disocvery of Heretics - Unseen writings by Sarban).



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