G. A. Henty

(1832—1902) journalist and children's writer

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was war correspondent in the Crimea, Italy, Abyssinia, Ashanti, Spain, India, and in Paris during the Commune. He wrote some dozen novels for adults, including Colonel Thorndyke's Secret (1898), but was very successful as the author of stories for boys, mainly based on military history. Among the best‐remembered are Out in the Pampas (1868), The Young Buglers (1880), Under Drake's Flag (1883), With Clive in India (1884), and The Lion of St Mark's (1889).

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