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W. C. Sellar

(1898—1951) schoolmaster and humorous writer


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Remembered for 1066 and All That: ‘A memorable history of England, comprising All the Parts You Can Remember, including 103 Good Things, 5 Bad Kings and 2 genuine Dates’ (1930), a gentle satire on education and history: its jokes require an extensive grounding in English history. Sellar taught at Charterhouse; Yeatman was an advertising manager; both wrote for Punch and together also produced And Now All This (1932), Horse Nonsense (1933), and Garden Rubbish and Other Country Bumps (1936).

From The Oxford Companion to English Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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