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About the Author: Talbot Baines Reed

Talbot Baines Reed (3 April 1852 – 28 November 1893) was an English writer of boys' fiction who established a genre of school stories that endured into the second half of the 20th century. Among his best-known work is The Fifth Form at St. Dominic's. He was a regular and prolific contributor to The Boy's Own Paper (B.O.P.), in which most of his fiction first appeared. Through his family's business, Reed became a prominent typefounder, and wrote a classic History of the Old English Letter Foundries.


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Paperback, Published in Mar 2008 by Book Jungle

ISBN10: 1605973890 | ISBN13: 9781605973890

Page count: 260

Tailbot Baines Reed (1852 - 1893) was an English writer specializing in books for boys. His best known stories about boys' schools were The Fifth Form at St Dominic's and The Adventures of a Three Guinea Watch. Talbot Reed more than any other late 19th century writer was responsible for the popularity of school stories in British children's fiction. Tom Dick and Harry was published in 1894. Shortly after arriving at his new boys school, it is learned that Master Jones has come from a girl's school. He is given the nickname of Sarah. Even after this less than stellar beginning Tom is well respected and liked by the other boys. There some moments of drama, amusingly told, such as when our hero is unwittingly involved in almost blowing the school up! The story is filled with amusing events and a sure winner with young readers as well as their parents.

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